In response to Angela Merkel’s throwing open the floodgates to hordes of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, crime committed by migrants has spiked in Germany. In 2016 migrants committed 174,438 crimes, up a whopping 53% compared to the year before. The sad part for the German people is, the outcome was completely predictable. The question is whether or not Germans will do anything about it. Ruth Bender writes in the Wall Street Journal:
The numbers come five months before a general election in Germany that is expected to be heavily influenced by the recent large inflow of refugees. More than one million asylum seekers entered Germany in the two years ended in December.
The rise in offenses committed by migrants is mostly due to the high number of young males traveling alone, he said. German immigration statistics show that about two-thirds of asylum seekers in 2016 were men mostly under the age of 30, a group that generally is responsible for the majority of crimes regardless of nationality, Mr. Pfeiffer said.
“Because of the age and sex structure of the refugees, it is clear that we are getting a problem with criminality,” he said.
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Immigrant Violence on the streets of Germany
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