The Federal Organised Crime Situation Report provides information on the fight against OC in Germany and aims to depict developments and focal points in the field of OC, to sensitise law enforcement authorities throughout Germany to new trends, to provide information for police leadership, to demonstrate the need for action and suggestions for combating measures resulting therefrom and to advise anti-crime policy.
Since German law does not include a specific provision for "organised crime", neither the Police Crime Statistics (Polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik - PKS) nor the Conviction Statistics provide specific figures about the extent of organised crime.
It is intrinsically difficult to obtain confirmed information about a field of crime such as organised crime. In co-operation with the agencies involved in gathering the data for the Federal OC Situation Report, the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA - Federal Criminal Police Office) continuously strives to improve the methods aimed at ensuring consistent quality collection and evaluation of data on OC investigations.
Organised Crime Situation Reports Federal Republic of Germany
The federal reports on "Organised Crime" present in a brief way the current output on the state of affairs and development in the field of Organised Crime.
These reports have been and are established by the Federal Criminal Office on the basis of the definition of Organised Crime“, proposed by the working group jurisdiction/police in cooperation with the Police Offices of the Länder, the Customs´Criminal office and the Head of the Federal Police.
The cases of organised crime pending in the reported period of time have been registered by unified criteria on the federal level.