Number of rape and sexual assault cases recorded by police in Germany 2003-2018

In 2018, German police recorded 9,234 cases of rape and sexual assault. This was a decrease compared to the previous year, when 11,282 cases were recorded. This was also the highest number during the specified time period.

Number of rape and sexual assault cases recorded by police in Germany from 2003 to 2018

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2003 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The data refer to cases of rape, sexual coercion and sexual assault according to §§ 177 Abs. 2, 3 und 4, 178 StGB in Germany. For 2017, data include cases of rape, sexual coercion and sexual assault according to §§ 177 Abs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 und 9, 178 StGB in Germany. From 2018 onwards, data depict severe cases of rape, sexual coercion and sexual assault, also leading to death, according to §§ 177, 178 StGB in Germany.

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