Profits From Cybercrime

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.

Tax Revenue from Legal Sex Trade in Bonn, Germany

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.

Number of Untaxed Cigarettes Smoked in Germany in 2010

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.