Economic Compulsive Drug-Related Crimes in Germany 2011

"Direct economic compulsive crimes are understood to refer to all criminal offences committed in order to obtain narcotic drugs, substitute or alternative drugs. In 2011, 3,013 cases (2010: 2,556) of direct economic compulsive crimes were recorded by the Police Criminal Statistics (Polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik, PKS), which corresponds to an increase of 17.9% compared to the previous year. With this, the number of this type of offence has, after four years (2007-10) in which there were only minor changes, risen markedly from 2010 to 2011. Almost three quarters (72.9%) of these offences are related to prescription forgery or theft for the purpose of obtaining narcotics (BMI 2012)."


German Reference Centre for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Deutsche Beobachtungsstelle fuer Drogen und Drogensucht (DBDD)), "2012 National Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Germany: New Developments, Trends and In-Depth Information on Selected Issues - Drug Situation 2011/2012" (Munich, Germany: DBDD, Oct. 2012), p. 159.