DW-WORLD takes a closer look at crime issues in Germany.
Caught in the act?
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After shooting and wounding five people and injuring 32 others at his former school, an 18-year-old German took his own life, according to a pathologists' report issued Tuesday. (21.11.2006)
German prosecutors have launched an investigation into a group that is alleged to have planned a terrorist attack on a passenger plane in Germany last summer. (20.11.2006)
German security officials agree that Germany is still a potential target of terrorist attacks and that something should be done about illegal immigration. (17.11.2006)
Usually it's the police who are involved in a sting, but this time is was the thieves who managed to get away with thousands of stingers. (13.11.2006)
The "Weisse Ring" (White Ring) -- Germany's only nation-wide support group for the victims of crime and their families -- marks its 30th anniversary. (11.10.2006)
Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries wants to legalize anti-Nazi paraphernalia featuring crossed-out swastikas -- a symbol banned in Germany in any form. (02.10.2006)
Two police officers in Bavaria pressed charges against a woman who used a slang word for cops in front of them. But an appeals court has overturned the case. Calling a cop a bull is OK in this day and age, usually. (07.09.2006)
Magnus Gäfgen is a busy man. He has written an autobiography. He is fighting legal battles against police torture. He is starting a charitable foundation for children. At the same time, he is a convicted child murderer. (07.08.2006)
Some European nations are using their national courts to try people for committing war crimes abroad. But a new report says Germany is falling behind in recognizing the principle of universal jurisdiction. (July 13, 2006)
Crime rates in Germany are down and the police are more effective, making the country one of the safest places in the world. That's the claim of Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Police unions, however, disagree. (16.05.2006)
Hussein K., who sought asylum in Germany, has received a life sentence for a crime that made international headlines. He had previously been convicted of assaulting a woman in Greece, but was released from prison early.
At the risk of being labeled a catastrophe tourist, the German president has visited Marxloh, an area synonymous with crime and unemployment. But does it really deserve that reputation? DW's Elizabeth Schumacher reports.
The protesters had placed candles, roses and pictures of victims of violent crimes blamed on migrants outside Merkel's constituency office. Police say four of the candles alluded to the far-right Identitarian movement.
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