Victim-suspect relationship: murder, homicide and assisted suicide cases Germany 2018

In 2018, 24.5 percent of victims of murder, homicide or assisted suicide in Germany had a close or family relationship with the crime suspect. The data show the distribution of the types of relationships between the victims and suspects in the aforementioned cases.

Distribution of relationship types between victims and suspects in murder, homicide and assisted suicide cases in Germany in 2018

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the closest relationship between a victim and a suspect always takes precedence over other types. The statistic refers to victims of attempted and completed criminal acts.

Murder, homicide and assisted suicide according to §§ 211, 212, 213, 216 StGB in Germany.

** All relatives/ dependants according to gemäß § 11 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 StGB in Germany (also including life partner, related by marriage, fiancees, post-divorce, foster parents and children, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin).

*** Victim has a friendly relationship or is an acquaintance of the suspect (privately).

**** The individual (victim or suspect) as part of an institution, organization or group (for example, teacher and student, patient and doctor).

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