The trade union representing Germany’s police investigators estimates that between $65 to $78 Billion (50 to 60 Billion Euros) are laundering within the country each year.
Law enforcement officials in Germany that between 2007 and 2012, there have been 25 prosecution cases against the Italian Mafia in the court system of Germany.
In the German state of Bavaria, police estimate that there are 65 active Mafia members working in the state.
In 2011, movie piracy in Germany created losses of $200 Million to the film industry. Users in Germany illegally downloaded or viewed unauthorized steams of movies on 185 million occasions.
The European Commission estimates that organized crime generates up to $388 Billion a year in profits from cybercrime. In the United Kingdom alone, British businesses were losing up to $28 Billion (21 Billion Euros) from cybercrime. In Germany, police reported over 5,000 phishing incidents in 2010, an increase from the less than 200 incidents reported in 2008.
An estimated 200 women are believed to be working as prostitutes in the German city of Bonn. On average, about 20 women are working in the streets of the city. Prostitution is legal in Germany, and the city of Bonn collected $326,000 (250,000 euros) from a “sex tax,” which collected revenue from saunas, brothels, and street pay meters in 2011.
Companies in Germany lost an average of $11.7 Million (8.4 Million Euros) between the year 2009 and 2011, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The book industry association in Germany stated that around 60 percent of all e-books downloaded in the country are pirated.
The banking and tax industry estimates that tax evasion has led to $276 Billion (200 Billion Swiss Francs) in German assets to be hidden in Swiss banks.
In 2010, an estimated 22 billion untaxed cigarettes were smoked in Germany. The losses to cigarette smuggling was in line with previous estimates of 4 billion euros. In Berlin, up to 40 percent of all cigarettes smoked in the city were smuggled through the black market. In border towns near Poland, the cigarette smuggling rate increases to 60 percent.
The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) found that 60 percent of all heroin usage in that region took place in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. Most of the heroin consumed in Europe originates from Afghanistan.