A article came out in the local paper in the last week....over crime statistics in Wiesbaden, and the bigger cities of Germany (those over 200,000 residents).
Frankly speaking....Wiesbaden is about as safe as you can get in Germany.
Frankfurt leads all German cities (692,518 residents) with 112,789 acts of crime, and a pro-100,000 rate of 16.3. The risks? Frankfurt is one of those cities with a lot of bars, pubs, and cafes. There's a fair amount of drug traffic. And it has the largest airport operation in Europe.
Strangely enough, at the bottom of the crime list is Munich (1,378,176 residents....twice as many as Frankfurt), but on 98,583 acts of crime, and a pro-100,000 rate of 7.15. The difference between the two? After Munich a couple of years ago.....I came to notice that no matter where you go in the city....it's clean and there's cops around to be noticed. I suspect the local judges go for maximum sentences because it's a conservative region, and you start to notice there just aren't that many third-world characters walking around downtown.
The six most unsafe German cities?
- Frankfurt: 691,518, 112,789 acts of crime, pro 100,000 rate of 16.3
- Dusseldorf: 692,393, 88,660 acts of crime, pro 100,000 rate of 14.9
- Koln: 1,017,155, 148,403 acts of crime, pro 100,000 rate of 14.5
- Berlin: 3,501,872, 495,297 acts of crime, pro 100,000 rate of 14.1
- Dortmund: 580,956, 80,852 acts of crime, pro 100,000 rate of 13.9
- Hannover: 525,875, 72,792 acts of crime, pro 100,000 rate of 13.8
What you can take away from this? Size doesn't really affect the way that crime affects cities in Germany. Effective police measures probably do amount to something in the long-run. High drug usage areas.....are part of the overall issue.