2018-03-10 12:24:39 UTC
Migrant crime increases 61% in just one German region
A study in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, showed that migrant crime
has greatly increased in the region. The number of migrant suspects in the
state more than doubled in three years, German newspaper Die Welt reports.
The study of the Niedersachsen Criminal Institute, shows that between 2013
and 2016 the number of migrants suspected of criminal offenses have more
than doubled to 30,796.
While almost half of the cases involved immigration related offenses, there
is a large increase in other offenses as well. Without these kinds of
violations, the increase of migrant suspects is still 61 per cent.
Compared to the total number of criminal suspects, the proportion of
non-Germans has risen from 3.8 to 4.2 per cent between the years 2013 to
2016. In the same period the proportion of Germans suspects has fallen from
1.9 to 1.8 per cent.
Comparing these numbers, migrants are two times more likely to be suspected
of a crime than Germans. Looking at the types of crimes migrants commit,
shows that the number of sexual offenses has increased as well as the number
of violent assaults.
According to the researchers the statistics can be explained by looking at
the increase of foreigners in the region, which more than doubled. The group
also has a lower socioeconomic status and is overrepresented in urban areas.