A government study finds that a crime spike in Saxony, Germany, can be attributed mostly to refugees.
Young male refugees in Germany got the blame on Wednesday for most of a two-year increase in violent crime, adding fuel to the country’s political debate over migrants.
Violent crime rose by about 10 percent in 2015 and 2016, a study showed. It attributed more than 90 percent of that to young male refugees.
It noted, however, that migrants settling from war-torn countries such as Syria were much less likely to commit violent crimes that those from other places who were unlikely to be given asylum.
The government-sponsored study showed a jump in violent crime committed by male migrants aged 14 to 30.
Christian Pfeiffer, a criminology expert and one of the study researchers, told Deutschlandfunk radio there were huge differences between various refugee groups depending on where they came from and how high their chances were of staying and gaining legal status in Germany.
Asylum seekers who are regarded as war refugees who have relatively good chances of staying in Germany tend to avoid trouble more, the study found.
Around 17 percent of violent crimes in Lower Saxony that were attributed to refugees, for example, were suspected of being committed by North African asylum seekers who made up less than 1 percent of the state’s registered refugee population. North African asylum seekers have relatively slim chances of obtaining legal status in Germany.
It was so bad that even NPR had to cover it. This video is a pretty fair assessment of the problem, given where it comes from:
I really think Europe is done for. They just don’t seem to have any religious faith anymore, and I don’t see how they can overcome Islamic aggression with existentialist angst and ennui…