Crime, Courts, and Prisons

"In 2011 in Germany, a total of 236,478 narcotics offences were recorded (2010: 231,007), of which 170,297 were general offences against the German Narcotics Act (BtMG) and almost 50,000 were dealing/trafficking offences. Drug related crime has thus increased overall by 2.4% compared to the previous year (BMI 2012)."


German Reference Centre for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Deutsche Beobachtungsstelle fuer Drogen und Drogensucht (DBDD)), "2012 National Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Germany: New Developments, Trends and In-Depth Information on Selected Issues - Drug Situation 2011/2012" (Munich, Germany: DBDD, Oct. 2012), p. 159.……