12.02.2022 - Munich
At the beginning of each year, the City of Munich publishes its statistics on the previous year's crime situation.
For the year 2020, the statistics for the whole of Munich list the following figures:
The individual districts of Munich show dramatic differences in the number of criminal
offenses. For example, Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt (10,690 criminal offenses) leads the list of
districts with the most criminal offenses by a clear margin over Schwabing-Freimann (6,751).
Between Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt and Schwabing-Freimann, there are 3,939 criminal offenses,
which corresponds to a difference of approximately 37 percent between
Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt and Schwabing-Freimann. Between Schwabing-Freimann and number three
on the list, the district of Altstadt-Lehel, there is only a margin of 2.5%!
However, in order to be able to make a statement about the security situation of the individual
districts, one should not only rely on the absolute figures. The relationship between the
absolute number of crimes and the number of inhabitants can provide additional information that
can be used for the individual assessment of the "dangerousness" of a district.
In the further course of this article, we will therefore repeatedly refer to the absolute and relative figures.