Monitoring Marzahn

The Violence Prevention Unit (VPU) compiles regular editions of the Berlin Violent Delinquency Monitoring. It is thereby continuing the comprehensive five-edition series of the Berlin Youth Violence Delinquency Monitoring from a perspective that now covers all age groups. The monitoring investigates the development and socio-spatial form of different violence-related phenomena – particularly violent delinquency in urban quarters; youth violence and violence in schools; domestic, sexualised and gender-specific violence; and politically motivated hate crime. At the same time, the manifestations of violence in Berlin are not only differentiated on a socio-spatial basis in the descriptions but also related to the impact of relevant protection and risk factors, and the direction of selected prevention services.

To support prevention work in Berlin’s 12 districts, the monitoring includes “district profiles” to present findings differentiated on an area-specific basis, so that local operators are better positioned to tailor their prevention services to the needs of the respective social environment.

The monitoring is therefore published in two parts: the first part includes systemic analyses at the federal state and district level; the second part includes the district profiles with statements up to the level of district area, in some cases at the level of planning area.

For the monitoring, data is aggregated, evaluated and interrelated from a wide range of sources, including:

  • Data from Police Crime Statistics and historical statistics on relevant offences, phenomena, perpetrator and victim characteristics, and socio-spatial focuses,
  • Socio-structural data from the Office for Statistics for Berlin-Brandenburg,
  • School-related data from the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family on pupil numbers, free learning material and truancy, as well as school-inspection data,
  • Socio-statistical data from the Social Urban Development Monitoring by the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, and
  • Data from independent operators on the dissemination of violence prevention projects.