Corruption in Germany

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 19 points in Germany for 2017. The scale has a range from 0 to 100, in which corruption raises, the higher the number is. With this result Germany ranks 12th. So, compared to other countries it is above average.

Compared to the previous year, in 2017 the level of corruption stayed without change. In the long term, it has nevertheless declined moderately in recent years.

The ranking is led by New Zealand with a value of 11. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (91 points).

You can find the complete country comparison here International Ranking of Corruption


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Development of corruption in Germany 2003 - 2017

Development of corruption in Germany

Development of the corruption index in Germany 2003 - 2017

YearGermanyØ EuropeØ worldwide
20171940.256.9
20161940.857.1
20151940.557.5
20142141.656.8
20132242.257.4
20122142.456.8
20112044.159.7
20102144.059.9
20092042.859.7
20082142.359.8
20072241.660.1
20062041.459.1
20051841.259.1
20041841.658.3
20032342.057.6


All data are evaluated annually by Transparency International. For 2017 a total of 180 countries of all continents have been surveyed. The original "Corruption Perceptions Index" gives numbers from 0 to 100, where 100 ist the worst index (contrariwise here). The official value for Germany is given as 81 points in 2017. Therefore it would be a Anti-Corruption Index instead of a Corruption Index. For better clarity and an easier optical view of the graphs, these numbers were inverted here.