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.
Break-ins, pickpocketing and reported sexual assaults dropped significantly in 2018, the newest figures show. Germany's interior minister warned, however, that the low crime rate is "not yet a sustainable success."
The mystery of a missing Berlin teenager continues as police search a Brandenburg lake. Police accuse her brother-in-law of killing her and hiding the body.
Stealthing is the practice of removing a condom midway through intercourse and concealing it. The ruling was the first of its kind and made possible by the reform of Germany's Sex Crime Law to incorporate consent.
Italian and German police have launched raids against suspected members of the Sicilian Mafia, according to officials. Suspects nabbed in Germany have links to Turkish clans and Calabria's 'ndrangheta, authorities say.
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