Country Germany
Year 2016
Type of Measure Administrative data > Police
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


Since 2016, improved data on domestic violence (between partners) has been collected by the Federal Criminal Police Office in a modification to the official Police Crime Statistics. Since that time, statistics have been collected nationwide in a standardised format which also includes data on suspects, victims and victim‐suspect relationships which enable differentiated collation and recording of cases of domestic violence acted out by current/ex partners and also categorisation according to cohabitating/non‐cohabitating couples. The third such report on domestic violence was published in the form of a reported crime study in November 2018.

Source of Information

Germany's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.8.