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.
German authorities have detained a suspect in the murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, Bulgaria's top prosecutor said. From Berlin to Brussels, European governments have called for a swift investigation.
Berlin authorities have seized dozens of apartments and houses they claim are owned by one of the city's Arab crime networks. A new law allows police to confiscate property bought with ill-gotten gains.
Members of the far-right NPD have videotaped themselves "patrolling" Berlin trains. Their call for "protection zones" for Germans has been labeled by authorities as attention-seeking from an irrelevant party.
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.
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