Administration of Justice

Criminal Justice in Germany: Facts and Figures
These reports contain information on crimes and suspects at police level, prosecution, sentencing, penal sanctions, probation, penal institutions, and reconviction.
Federal Statistics Office Germany

The Federal Statistical Office Germany provides crime and justice statistics on the following topics: legal proceedings, persons convicted, foreigners convicted, persons sentenced, and prisoners.  The site also provides statistics on population, employment, education, and a number of other areas.  German and English.

Information on the Responsibility, Jurisdictions and Particularities or the Federal Criminal Police Office
The mobility of perpetrators across state and national borders requires a national central agency for the Federal Republic of Germany to fight crime effectively. The Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) is this central agency.  The Bundeskriminalamt receives national and international messages and information that are important for efficient accomplishment of the BKA’s own police work and its service tasks, for example in the field of forensic science, identification of persons and criminal research for the federal states (website).

Periodical Report on Crime and Crime Control
The objective of this report is to put together the most comprehensive picture possible of the crime situation in Germany. For the first time in a report, it will draw together findings taken from the existing pool of official data, particularly from data provided by the criminal statistics of the police and by the statistics of the administration of criminal justice. At the same time, the report will use as a reference the results of scientific research into the manifestation and causes of criminality (website).

Police Crime Statistics
Provides information on the developmental history of Germany's police, crime statistics, and crime trends (website).

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Germany. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe
GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure.

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Germany. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.

Drugs & Alcohol

Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Criminal Police Office) - Annual Drug Reports
Provides information on the state of affairs of illegal drugs, presented in a concise manner with all current updates concerning the state of the art and development in the field of drug delinquency. (website).

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Germany. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.

Narcotic Drugs Annual Report 2007 - Abridged English Version

This abridged version of the 2007 report focuses on data on drug crime in Germany. The indicators studied were: users of hard drugs who came to police notice for the first time, quantities seized and number of seizures, countries of origin and of destination as well as nationality of suspects.

Human Rights

Amnesty International - International Report
An overview of the current human rights status of Germany as determined by the Amnesty International Report. In Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Germany
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Germany
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Germany, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (website).

Freedom Watch - Political Rights and Civil Liberties

Country report including basis political, economic, and social data arranged in the following categories: population, gross national income per capita (GNI/per capita), life-expectancy, religious groups, ethnic groups, captial, political rights, civil liberties, status, and a ten-year ratings timeline. Includes reports from 2002-2008.

Human Trafficking

Situation Report Trafficking in Human Beings
The situation report on trafficking in human beings is, above all, drawn up for practical police usage. The main objective is to reveal new modi operandi and developments in this field of crime, with the aim of developing appropriate police methods of crime suppression. Furthermore, information relevant for police investigations is presented on activities at national and international level. The situation report does not contain any data on investigations continued from the previous year, i.e. investigative developments are not documented. However, it shows an extract of the overall picture, which is comparable to the situation reports of the previous years because of the standardised data-collection method (website).

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile delinquency in Germany       
This report is published by the German Federal Statistical Office. Included here are three sections addressing increase of reports of juvenile offences to the police, the predominance of theft and bodily injury offences and the penalites imposed. Published January 24, 2008.

Law & the Courts

The Courts of Law in the Federal Republic of Germany
This link offers an intricate chart depicting the roles, responsiblities and functions of the courts of law in Germany.

Money Laundering

Financial Intelligence Unit's Annual Reports
The FIU Germany has established itself as a capable co-operation partner at both national and international levels.  Secure information channels have been created, reliable points of contact have been identified and central communication platforms are now in place.  The FIU Germany has presented its annual repors including possible money laudering typologies, analyses on them, and performance of the FIU Germany (website).

Organized Crime

Situation Report Organized Crime in the Federal Republic of Germany (Abridged Version)
The Federal Organised Crime Situation Report aims to depict developments and peculiarities in the field of Organized Crime, to sensitise the law enforcement authorities throughout Germany to new trends, to provide information for police leadership to demonstrate the need for action and combating measures resulting therefrom and to advise crime policy.The press-release summary is intended to meet the information requirements of research, science and the general public (website).

Police & Law Enforcement

Polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik - Police Crime Statistics
The police crime statistics (PCS) for the Federal Republic of Germany is prepared by the BKA, dating back to 1953. The PKS includes crime known to the police, including punishable attempts, the number of suspects identified and a range of other information on cases, victims, and suspects. Not included in the PCS are misdemeanors, state security or traffic offenses. The 16 State Criminal Police Offices report this data, which is presented in tabular and graphical form with attendant comments. In German.