Here's an article with the breakdown of rounds fired by German police in 2011:
85 rounds fired: Article
- 49 Warning shots
- 36 Bullets fired at suspected criminals
- 15 suspected criminals injured
- 6 suspected criminals killed
Even per capita, their rate of violent crimes is less than 1/4th of what it is in the US. What is it about their culture / government, that makes them inherently less violent?
I certainly wouldn't say that it's their restrictive gun policy, because Switzerland has more guns per head than any country in europe, and still has 1/2 the violent crimes per capita of Germany, or 1/8th of America.