Tax Revenue from Legal Sex Trade in Bonn, Germany

in Transnational Crime

An estimated 200 women are believed to be working as prostitutes in the German city of Bonn. On average, about 20 women are working in the streets of the city.

Prostitution is legal in Germany, and the city of Bonn collected $326,000 (250,000 euros) from a “sex tax,” which collected revenue from saunas, brothels, and street pay meters in 2011.

Source:  AFP, “German city says ‘sex meter’ a success,” Google News, January 24, 2012.

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