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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

  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Car thefts: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held 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: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Burglaries 631.6 2006 12th out of 55
Car thefts 70,617 2002 10th out of 73
Illicit drugs source of precursor chemicals for South American cocaine processors; transshipment point for and consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and European-produced synthetic drugs; major financial center 2011
Kidnappings 0.17 2002 8th out of 9
Murder rate 0.86 2009
Murders 204% 2006 13th out of 38
Murders > Per capita 2.48 per 1 million people 2006 35th out of 37
Murders with firearms 269 2002 11th out of 48
Prisoners 74,904 prisoners 2002 16th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 96 per 100,000 people 2003 93th out of 164
Rape rate 8.9 2009 16th out of 51
Rapes 7,292 2009 2nd out of 51
Robberies 65.2 2006 30th out of 71
Software piracy rate 27% 2007 95th out of 106
Total crimes 6.51 million 2002 3rd out of 82

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; 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); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; 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); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UN Crime Stats; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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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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German

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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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