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Germany

Germany Crime Stats

Background:

With 6.5 million crimes reported, Germany had the 3rd highest number of total crimes in 2002, behind the US (11.8 million) and the UK (6.52 million). Strangely, it not only had the highest number of drug related crimes, but figures show that the frequency of incidences is 2.5 times that of the population - with 250,000 drug crimes per 100,000 of the population. Violent crime remains relatively low, however, with the rate of homicides per capita involving firearms just 1.6 per 100,000 of the population.

Definitions

  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Rapes > Per capita: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 14 2014 20th out of 58
Crime levels 23.57 2014 77th out of 93
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 4.8% 2009 4th out of 8
Drugs > Opiates use 0.3% 2003 6th out of 14
Murder rate 0.86 2009
Police officers 303.8 2006 15th out of 31
Rape rate 9.4 2010 24th out of 57
Rapes > Per capita 0.089 per 1,000 people 2009 2nd out of 3
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 9.9 2010 7th out of 8
Total crimes 6.51 million 2002 3rd out of 82
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 30.3 2014 15th out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.81 2011 43th out of 44
Violent crime > Murder rate 690 2010 29th out of 86
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 8.44 2010 79th out of 86
Violent crime > Rapes per million people 94.45 2010 24th out of 57

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Defense of infancy (Ages of criminal responsibility by country); crime; https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/WDR2011/World_Drug_Report_2011_ebook.pdf, World Drug Report 2011, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2011, p. 217.; Wikipedia: List of countries by prevalence of opiates use ("World Drug Report 2011" . United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 2011. "World Drug Report 2006" . United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 2006. http://www.unodc.org/documents/wdr/WDR_2009/WDR2009_eng_web.pdf); European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; UN Crime Stats; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Wikipedia: List of countries by suicide rate (Suicide rates per 100,000 by country, year and sex (Table) ); The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); Annexe I of the Small Arms Survey 2007 ; Wikipedia: List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"Germany Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Germany/Crime

  • Germany ranked first for frauds amongst Europe in 2002.
  • Germany ranked second for total crimes amongst European Union in 2002.

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Answer to Wing:

There are so many drug offenses, because Germany is also a transit country for drugs, so many illegal chemical drugs from easter Europe (Poland) and many heroin from south eastern europe (Turkey), also many drugs came by ships (Cocain from South America) in great harbors (Hamburg) and by plane (Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich) are coming to and across Germany. Some of them get caught, even if these crimes aren´t done by Germans, but on German territory, the get counted.

Also there are many laws against all kind of drugs (except alcohol), so you will sometimes get sued for even owning a few gram of Cannabis (often imported from the Netherlands) which is very popular in Germany.

Posted on 20 Jul 2010

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These numbers seem old. According to the Germen federal police Germany had only 656 murders in 2008 (defined as completed cases of "Mord" and "Totschlag).

http://www.bka.de/pks/pks2008/index2.html

Posted on 27 Jun 2010

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Germany did not abolish the death penalty in 1987. The German constitution of 1948 explicitly outlaws the death penalty (section 102).

Posted on 14 Mar 2005

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