Record numbers: 22 crimes per day, on average.
This number includes all kinds of offences: injuries, property damage, assault, robbery and pickpocketing, the most common offense is naturally follow the pickpocketing.
According to Christopher Lauer (pirates) is overcrowding in the means of transport, because the offences were seen more on the busiest lines.
The solution seems to be prevention: surveillance inspires fear of being identified and arrested, and it’s the best deterrent, this is demonstrated by data from other major European cities (London, Rome, Paris) where this type of crime is fought in this way, with excellent results.
A survey has also shown that Berliners will gladly accept surveillance cameras, they feel more secure.