More than 21,000 violations of the corona restrictions were recorded by the Berlin police last and this year. The majority of these were minor violations that were punished as administrative offenses. There were also criminal proceedings for serious offenses. This emerges from a response from the Senate to an FDP request.
However, the figures are not complete because the time periods are different. From August to the end of 2020, the Senate reported the number of around 7,200 administrative offenses. For 2021 there were around 12,200 further penalties by the beginning of September. Acts, on the other hand, were almost only found in 2020, at that time, according to the information, they were offenses up to the end of 1918. And in the current year 2021 only 89.
Numerous other violations were also recorded by the local regulatory authorities in the twelve Berlin districts. However, no specific data is available on their exact number.
“The requested evaluation is not delivered from the vast majority of the districts, since the number of violations is not statistically recorded separately by the districts,” said the Senate. In addition, “cash warnings” and verbal notices and warnings by public order officials are not recorded. Only Tempelhof-Schöneberg announced that 706 violations had been identified in 2020 and 2134 violations so far in 2021.
Collecting fines for all administrative offenses is also a matter for the districts and the figures show that many violations are likely to remain unpunished. Around 650,000 euros in fines from 2020 are still outstanding, but only around 380,000 euros have already been collected. Multiple districts does not provide any numbers.