Report highlights continued rise in drug-related crime in Germany

Drug-related crime in Germany is on the rise. Last year, there was a 9.2 percent rise, most of it linked to cannabis
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The head of the BKA, Holger Münch, suggested during a joint press conference with Germany's Commissioner on Drugs, Marlene Mortler, that decriminalizing so-called soft drugs would not bring any solutions to the growing problem. For her part, Mortler stressed that the street drug cannabis in particular was a lot more potent and higher in concentration now than it was only a few years ago, resulting in a much greater rate of hospitalization. The latest drug statistics led with cannabis. Roughly 60 percent of all drug-related crimes were linked to the gateway drug.