Viral crime

Virale Kriminalität, Jahresbericht fedpol 2020
Photo: FlanellKamerasFilm/Pixabay; Bildmontage netthoevel & gaberthüel

2020... A year to be forgotten, but one that will remain in everyone's memory. A year marked by a little virus that turned the whole planet upside down. More than a year after its appearance, COVID-19 still dictates our lives; people's weariness is palpable.

The disruption in 2020 was greater than we would have liked. More than ever, the situation determined how we operated. We had to show flexibility, creativity and endurance. We had to deal with it. Despite everything.

To the annual report 2020

Press releases


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Exchange of information

Crime is a reflection of society. It is digital, mobile, connected. Terrorists and criminals do not act locally. They do not stop at borders, whether cantonal or national. In order to strengthen security, a rapid and most comprehensive exchange of information between police forces is indispensable.

Flowers for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack in May 2017


Since the beginning of 2015 Europe has been rocked by a series of jihadist terror attacks. Carried out with little planning and using moderate means, attacks like these can strike anyone and anywhere, be it in a Paris restaurant, at a celebratory parade in Nice, at a Christmas market in Berlin or in a Stockholm shopping street. According to the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS), there is currently a ‘heightenedʼ risk of a terrorist attack in Europe.