Number of recorded criminal offences in Germany 1998-2018

The number of criminal offences recorded in Germany fluctuated during the specified period. In 2018, 5.55 million crimes were registered, compared to 6.46 million in 1998. The data are based on police criminal statistics, which are compiled by the Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt). The statistics include all criminal offences known to the police as well as attempts to committ a crime. Not included are minor breaches of the law, crimes against the state and traffic offences.

Number of recorded criminal offences in Germany from 1998 to 2018

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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

1998 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures for years preceding 2016 were retrieved from this BKA report.
Numbers have been rounded for better understanding of the statistic.

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