Burglaries are on the rise in Germany, but detection rates are low. The police are under pressure. Heike Schröder and Silvio Baumgart from Berlin's crime squad are part of a rapid response unit hoping to improve the statistics.
This month's news that Germany's crime rate has hit a 25-year low was met with claims of inaccuracy from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Danger, Tamsin Walker writes, is often a matter of perception.
The latest crime statistics show Germany is one of the safest countries in the world but people say they feel less safe than ever. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is to present the crime statistics for the first time.
During World War II, the Allies dropped more bombs on the German capital than anywhere else in the country. Clearing them, as Tamsin Walker recently found out, is a long and random process.
Police have detained six men in Berlin who reportedly have links to the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack. The lead suspect was planning to attack spectators at the race with knives, according to a newspaper report.
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