Bremen (dpa / lni) - Burglaries, drug smuggling, violent crimes - the Bremen Senator for the Interior Ulrich Mäurer (SPD) presented the crime statistics of the smallest federal state for 2020 this afternoon (2 p.m.).

Crimes committed by Middle Eastern family clans have long played a role in the Hanseatic city.

In addition, drug gangs were discovered in Bremen in 2020 who bought and sold large amounts of cocaine and marijuana and are said to have turned over double-digit million amounts.

In 2019, 78,200 criminal offenses were recorded in the federal state of Bremen, around 3700 more than in 2018. In contrast, the number of robbery, burglary and bicycle theft decreased in the city of Bremen.

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