Category Archives: Berlin by Numbers

Berlin traffic accident statistics: less fatal casualties in first half of 2017

Berlin traffic accidents

Berlin traffic accidents - Photo 'ambulance' by T.Bortels/nuBerlin.com

Good news: in the first six months of this year less people have died in Berlin traffic. And the numbers are actually almost half of what they used to be only one year ago. Compared to 2016 45% less people have died in traffic accidents. That is the lowest number for that time span in […]

Average age of Berliners (map)

Berlin average age (map)

Average age of Berliners by borough – Data source: "Bestandsdaten Einwohnerregister Berlin" - CC BY 3.0 DE by Amt für Statistik Berlin -Brandenburg

Berlin is a young city – that seems to be at least the common opinion. And if you look at the sidewalks and streets of Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain this seems to be so true. Especially in those ‘party districts’ there seem to be more young people on the streets, as in other […]

Berlin & Brandenburg Airports: again more passengers, more traffic

In 2016 both airports Berlin Tegel and Schönefeld saw more a rise in passenger numbers and goods shipped to and from those airports. The gross numbers for both airports are like this: Passengers: 32.873.386 in 2016 compared to 29.507.852 in 2015 that’s a 11.4% rise. Planes taking off and landing: 269.870 in 2016 compared to […]

Pickpockets on the rise on Berlin Public Transport

pickpockets in Berlin Public Transport: U-Bahn

Berlin Public Transport: U-Bahn - Photo: T.Bortels/nuBerlin.com

The problem isn’t really new – pickpockets have always been targeting commuters in Berlin, as in probably every other city. But an increase of 50% in 2015 compared to 2014 is an alarming figure. In 2015 over 12.000 cases were reported to the police – on Berlin Public Transport (BVG) alone. That makes it almost […]

Berlin Home Building: Apartment Construction in 2015

Berlin Home Building: Apartment Construction 2015

Berlin Apartment Construction 2015 - Photo: T.Bortels/nuberlin.com

Recently the Berlin Bureau of Statistics have released numbers and figures describing the Berlin Apartment Construction in 2015. And since I find the numbers quite interesting I had a closer look and I’ll try to sum up some of them.

Traffic Accidents in Berlin

Last Friday together with the Berlin Senate the Berlin Police presented the new Traffic Accident Statistic for Berlin. The good news: over the years the number of fatal accidents went down. The bad news: the total number of accidents went up. The main cause for accidents on Berlin streets are mistakes made when people make […]

Top 17 Home Countries of Berlin Visitors

Roaming across Berlin City you may have noticed, that there are quite some tourists visiting Berlin in the summer. And you may have asked yourself “So where are all the tourists actually coming from?” Spoiler: the top 3 home countries are Germany, USA and the UK. The Berlin office for statistics (Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg) […]