The stats show Germany is "one of the safest countries in the world," the interior minister says. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled an increase in domestic violence as well as far-right crimes online.
Crime in Germany fell by 15% between 2005 and 2019, according to official data released to the newspapers of the Funke media group Friday.
The federal government's Periodic Security Report, which is due to be presented later in Berlin, showed the decline was heavily influenced by a fall in burglaries and thefts of other assets.
The report said the number of cases of serious violent crime had also fallen.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told Funke that the report went beyond statistics to show that "Germany is one of the safest countries in the world."
For example, Germany records just a small number of intentional homicides compared with most other countries, he said.
Femicide in Germany
Politically motivated crimes on the up
However, authorities are concerned about a rise in politically motivated crimes, many from far-right groups.
Since the height of the European migrant crisis in 2015, which saw more than a million migrants seek refuge in Germany, more than 20,000 politically motivated crimes have been registered annually, the data showed.