A study has revealed that violent crime in Germany has increased by 10.4%, with over 90% of that committed by recent immigrants. 13.3% of total violent crimes were committed by migrants, despite only making up 2% of the German population, according to the data.
The research examined data from 2014 to 2016, covering the time period when Germany began to experience a migration wave originating in the Middle East and North Africa. The influx is thought to have introduced over a million people into the country.
The study results have called attention to the difference between the behavior of genuine refugees versus that of economic migrants who have no genuine claim to refugee status. Migrants are often labeled under the blanket term “refugees,” however, in reality, a large portion of the migrants are in fact arriving from North Africa as economic migrants.
Conducted by Criminologists at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, the study examined data from the German state of Lower Saxony, an “average” state that is thought to accurately represent trends across the whole country.
TARRED WITH THE SAME BRUSH
When pro-immigrant groups state that “refugees” don’t commit crimes, they are correct. It appears not to be genuine asylum-seekers, escaping from countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who have contributed to higher crime rates, but rather the economic migrants who have jumped on the bandwagon following German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaration that Germany’s borders are open to all refugees. The term “refugee” has now become a blanket term for almost every migrant, even those who are not fleeing persecution, but unfortunately, it is genuine refugees who are getting a bad name.
Balkan migrants from Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania, were found to be disproportionately likely to engage in criminal activities, as were migrants from the Maghrebi states such as Morocco Tunisia and Algeria, none of which are countries currently in the midst of war. Head researcher Christian Pfeiffer explained:
“There are, for example, the North Africans, who, soon after they reach Germany, learn that they don’t have any chance of staying here. They are then frustrated and angry and behave like we witnessed in New Year’s Eve in Cologne [mass sexual assaults in 2015].”
Genuine refugees, who have a greater chance of being granted legal status in Germany, are less likely to commit crimes and spoil their chances of being allowed to stay, as well as being granted access to refugee programs that provide language training and other benefits. “Thus, there is a kind of a class-based society that emerges among refugees – ones who have good prospects and those who don’t,” Pfeiffer added.
Police in Hamburg, Germany’s second most populous city, have particularly struggled to deal with North African minors engaging in petty crimes and violence, while Europe as a whole is experiencing increased violence from North African gangs.
North Africans who come from uneducated, criminal or simply unsuccessful backgrounds in their home countries smuggle themselves into Europe hoping for a new chance at life but are just falling into the same old traps of drug taking and crime, especially when they find their applications for asylum have been rejected.
A series of other reasons were identified by the researchers for migrants’ high representation in violent crime statistics. Migrant age and gender were a factor, as a high percentage are males between the ages of 14 and 30, the demographic most likely to commit a crime anywhere in the world. More frequent reporting of migrants versus German criminals was also cited as an explanation since social workers in contact with migrants were likely to witness and report any violence that occurred in refugee shelters.
GOVERNMENT IN DENIAL
The German government has long downplayed the role of North Africans in its crime statistics. A leaked report from the Federal Criminal Office (Bundeskriminalamt or “BKA”) suggested that Syrians made up the highest portion of criminal suspects, followed by Albanians and Afghanis. However, North Africans were omitted from the report completely, for unknown reasons.
The BKA report also shows that only 1% of crimes were sexual offences, however the data omits information from the regions of Hamburg, Bremen and North Rhine-Westphalia (the most populous German state and also host to the largest number of migrants), and therefore does not include the now infamous Cologne and Hamburg mass sexual assaults, where again North Africans made up a significant portion of the suspects.
As the German public and law enforcement officials become increasingly frustrated at the atmosphere of political correctness surrounding the serious issue of migrant crime, it’s important to distinguish between genuine refugees who are actually looking for the safety and security of a new start, versus economic migrants who have been smuggled into Europe with no intention of contributing to society.