In the German traffic last year 3,606 people died and that was the lowest number since 1950, the year it was first recorded. That the German statistical office Friday.

Compared with 2011, the number of victims decreased by over 10 percent. One cause of the decline is not mentioned.

The number of injured rose last year by 2.1 percent to 384,100. The police registered 2.4 million accidents and that was an increase of 0.6 percent. The number of victims in the German movement has been taking off, with the exception of 2011 when a slight increase was seen.