Before burglary rate of Germany started to increase to reach a level of 553.1 cases per 100,000 population in 2014, it went through a trough reaching a low of 478.2 cases per 100,000 population in 2006.
“Burglary” means gaining unauthorised access to a part of a building/dwelling or other premises; including by use of force; with the intent to steal goods (breaking and entering). “Burglary” should include; where possible; theft from a house; appartment or other dwelling place; factory; shop or office; from a military establishment; or by using false keys. It should exclude theft from a car; from a container; from a vending machine; from a parking meter and from fenced meadow/compound. (UN-CTS M4.6)