Number of crimes in Germany 2000-2018

The number of crimes recorded in Germany in 2018 was 5.55 million, approximately 210 thousand fewer crimes than in the previous year. From 2000 onwards, the number of crimes in Germany has fluctuated, peaking in 2004 at 6.63 million, and reaching it's lowest levels in the most recent year.

Number of crime offences recorded in Germany from 2000 to 2018

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Years prior to 2004 taken from previous Police Crime Statistics Reports

*In 2008, 7,335 cases recorded in Bavaria could not be included in the federal data pool due to programme-related technical reasons. In 2009, The figures from Berlin have an overhang of 9,372 cases, as a technical adjustment of the counting date was made.

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