Number of crimes elevated to 6 million | EUROtoday

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DAccording to a media report, the variety of registered crimes in Germany rose by 5.5 % to nearly six million final 12 months. A complete of 5.94 million crimes have been reported to the police, the “Welt am Sonntag” quoted from the police crime statistics, which Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) needs to formally current subsequent Tuesday. According to the report, 58.4 % of all recorded crimes have been solved. Figures have been already identified from some federal states. Crime in North Rhine-Westphalia, for instance, grew by 3.4 % in 2023.

According to the newspaper, violent crime was at its highest stage in 15 years. 214,099 such offenses have been recorded. The variety of harmful and critical bodily hurt rose by 6.8 % to 154,541 instances. North Rhine-Westphalia's Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU) advised the paper that the temper in society had modified: “Conflicts are solved more quickly with fists than with words. The fuse has become shorter.”

Crime elevated once more nationwide in 2022 after years of decline – by 11.5 % to round 5.63 million crimes. At that point, nonetheless, a part of the rise was as a result of abolition of the Corona measures. Due to the federal government restrictions, there have been fewer alternatives for crime in 2020 and 2021 – for instance as a result of outlets have been closed and fewer folks met.

At the identical time, in keeping with “Welt am Sonntag”, there have been extra residential break-ins final 12 months than within the earlier 12 months. The quantity rose by 18.1 % to 77,819 instances inside a 12 months. Berlin is the chief with 8,323 instances, a rise of 35.2 %.