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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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