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Number of crime victims recorded by police in Germany 2021

Number of crime victims recorded by police in Germany in 2021, by selected criminal offence groups

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Release date

April 2022



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Supplementary notes

* Data on victims was recorded only for certain criminal offences/ offence groups (for example, violent and sex crimes), so figures do not include all crime victims in Germany.

** Bodily harm according to ß §§ 223-227, 229, 231 StGB.
Crimes against personal liberty according to §§ 232-233a, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238-239b, 240, 241, 316c StGB.
Robbery, extortion and robbery/ assault of vehicle driver according to §§ 249-252, 255, 316a StGB.
Crimes against sexual self-determination according to §§ 174, 174a, 174b, 174c, 177, 178, 184i, 184j StGB.
Murder, homicide and assisted suicide according to §§ 211, 212, 213, 216 StGB.

*** The sum of the criminal offence groups does not provide the figure shown here for the total number of victims, as not all criminal offence groups are listed in the statistic.

Figures displayed for respective years refer to crimes which became known to and were processed by police, including attempts threatened with a penalty and drug-related offences processed by customs. Statistical records follows submissions to the prosecutor’s office (baseline statistic).

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