Government report: Crime in Germany is falling

According to a government report, crime in Germany is on the decline.

Essen – As the newspapers of the Funke Mediengruppe (Friday editions) reported, citing the federal government’s new “Periodic Security Report”, crime fell by 15 percent from 2005 to 2019, “mainly influenced by the significant decline in property and property offenses”. According to the report, the number of cases of serious violent crime has also fallen.

The corona pandemic led to a decrease in violence in public – but also to an increase in violence in private areas. The report also recorded an increase in foreign suspects between 2009 and 2019 from 21.1 to 34.6 percent.

According to the report, the authorities are particularly concerned about politically motivated crime from the right: since 2015, more than 20,000 criminal offenses have been registered every year. Right-wing hate crime on the Internet has increased sharply. The proportion of anti-Semitically motivated crimes registered by the police has also “risen continuously”.

“Anyone who wants to fight crime successfully needs more than statistics,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) told the newspapers. “Germany is one of the safest countries in the world.” According to the report, the federal government recorded a low number of deliberate killings in an international comparison.


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