Detective Agency Herne | Private Investigator Herne, Germany – Kurtz Investigations*

Third best investigation agency in Germany on the Wirtschaftswoche’s service ranking

Trained in law enforcement, the trustworthy and IHK-­certified private detectives of the Kurtz Detective Agency investigate on your behalf in Herne, the Ruhr area, nationwide, and on a global scale, covering corporate and private cases. We offer the best services for a fair detective fee: +49 234 3075 0073.


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Herne – A big city with big problems

Since 1933, Herne has had the status of a big city and, in addition to that, could nearly double the number of its inhabitants by merging with Wanne-Eickel in 1975 to 193.831 inhabitants. When the collieries were closed down in the Ruhr area and thus in Herne, the unemployment rate increased and an outflow of people began. By now, only 154,608 inhabitants live in Herne and the unemployment rate amounts to inglorious 13.8 % (2014). The next depression will follow in 2016 when the last and final Opel Zafira will be produced in the Opel-Werk Bochum. From then on, this production site of Germany's previously biggest automobile manufacturer will be closed down. The share of the manufacturing industry will continue to decrease and the service sector is not represented very well either – despite notable companies such as UPS, Deutsche Annington and Graf Reisen.


A high unemployment rate and poor employment prospects are the base for criminality, especially in the field of property crimes such as theft, burglary of a dwelling, robbery and fraud. Our certified detectives in Herne will support private clients and companies to solve above-mentioned cases and many more.

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Akademie Mont-Cenis on the grounds of the eponymous former colliery. The circumstances in Herne have vastly shifted during the past few decades.

Too little hope for the future, too many deprived areas | Private investigators in Herne can help

Herne is connected to the rest of the Ruhr area via an inland harbour and the federal autobahn A42 and A43. Further, there are international train connections. However, Herne's economy has not survived the closing of the collieries very well. Especially the boroughs of Wanne, Wanne-Süd, Herne-Mitte, and Baukau are deprived areas in which the unemployment rate is exceptionally high and income is very low. Theft by burglary of a dwelling, unpaid purchases, payments with stolen and noncash currencies, and other similar property crimes put the safety in Herne's boroughs severely at risk. Local businesses struggle with the consequences of property crimes, embezzlement and theft. In addition, just like in other places, businesses here are not spared the typical delicts – which is why they choose to approach our corporate detective agency in Herne: employees who violate their sick leave, former employees who unlawfully steal a company's clients, employees who manipulate their claims for expenses, and many more disadvantageous circumstances.


Our private investigators in Herne will help the victims of such crimes and of any other issue to investigate their case on a professional level. Please, make use of our contact form for your request or give us a call: +49 234 3075 0073.

Examples for areas of operation in the Herne region:

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Strünkede Castle in Herne, Germany


*Please note: All operations of Kurtz Investigations Bochum are executed and billed from the Kohlenstraße in Bochum. The other operating cities and regions advertised on this domain are neither local branches nor permanent establishments of the Kurtz Detective Agency, if not explicitly stated differently. We can offer you affordable traveling expense flat-rates nationwide. The same applies for traveling to a wide range of areas abroad. When operating in the countryside, the cost evaluation starts from the next greater city. You can find further information on our fees here, and on operating areas here.