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Crimes Recorded by the Police in Germany

Source: Eurostat, National Statistical Office (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2013

Crimes recorded by the police reached 5,997 '000 in 2012 in Germany, according to the United Nations. This is 0.106 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, crimes recorded by the police in Germany reached an all time high of 6,751 '000 in 1993 and an all time low of 1,679 '000 in 1963. When compared to Germany's main peers, crimes recorded by the police in Austria amounted to 548 '000, 1,074 '000 in Belgium and 1,120 '000 in Poland in 2012.

Germany has been ranked 1st within the group of 32 countries we follow in terms of crimes recorded by the police, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Reported crimes include offences against the penal code or criminal code.


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