Monday, April 24, 2017

Germany: Crime statistics for 2016 released

(Berlin) German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere today released German crime statistics for 2016 and it didn't make for good reading, he revealedthat:

  • There was a sharp rise in the number of offences listed under the heading "Crime on Crime". Here, 193,542 cases were registered, an increase of 6.7 percent.
  • Dangerous and serious bodily injuries increased by 9.9 percent to 140,033 cases.
  • The number of rape and sexual coercion rose by 12.8 per cent to 7,919 cases
  • Murder and manslaughter rose by 14.3% 
  • The number of motor vehicle thefts decreased slightly by 0.3 percent. 36,388 stolen cars were registered nicked across the country.
  • 3,372 cases of politically or ideologically motivated crimes by foreigners were recorded – an increase of 66.5 %
  • Narcotics crime rate increased by 7.1 percent, numbering 302,594 cases.
  • Right wing offences saw an increase of 2.6 % with 23,555 offences registered
  • Left wing offences saw a decrease of 2.2% at 9389 cases
  • Crimes committed by refugees were up 52.7 percent in 2016 compared to 2015.

All in all this all boiled down to Bavaria being the safest state, Berlin the least, excluding immigration-related crimes, Bavaria was the safest state with a crime rate per capita of 4,785 per 100,000 residents. Berlin has the highest crime frequency rate - more than double the national average - at 15,700 crimes per 100,000 residents. Bremen had the second highest crime rate at more than 13,200 crimes per 100,000 people, followed by Hamburg at close to 13,000 crimes per 100,000 residents.