You’ll never see another news story about Muslim migrants committing crimes in Germany. The German government has officially banned any mention of the ‘migrant backgrounds’ of Muslim criminals in reports about crimes they are alleged to have committed, including murder, manslaughter, rape, sexual assault or brutality.
Gates of Vienna (h/t Marvin W) Since 2011, the Berlin Police have been recording whether suspects up to the age of 21 with a German passport have a migration background. And this revealed a major problem: in recent years, this has applied to a good three quarters of all those arrested for serious crimes. Only a quarter of the German citizens in this age and offense group actually had German parents.
But this statistic no longer exists. At the end of July, the interior administration of the red-red-green Senate secretly decreed “that the recording of the migration background should be stopped as soon as possible.” Previously, this could be ticked with a simple mouse click. But since August 3, the function has been deactivated.
The aim of the registration was to find out whether heritage could be one of the reasons why young people become criminals. It was also important because almost all young people of Arab Muslim origin who are associated with clan crime now have a German passport. The statistics are significantly falsified if one only differentiates according to nationality.
The Berlin Senate justifies the abolition by saying that the findings should never have been used for preventive measures or other legal tasks. Therefore, the collection of this personal data violates data protection.
As the BZ reports, criticism comes from the Police Union (GdP). Press spokesman Benjamin Jendro: “Such a misunderstood tolerance will be wind in the sails of right wing, anti-Muslim immigration advocates”
Afterword from the translator:
It was only a matter of time before this happened. After all, one has to keep up the appearance that only native Germans are the bane of Europe. Nothing so trivial as the truth can come between the official narrative that crime of all kinds is not a problem imported through politics, but a homegrown phenomenon of the criminal German mind.
So I guess there no longer will be any reports like this one:
The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has released a report on criminal offenses in Germany since the onset of the refugee crisis. It examines the percentage of offenders with migrant backgrounds.
The report evaluated crime statistics between 2015 and 2017 in Germany, looking at sexual offenses, bodily assaults, thefts, homicides and other crimes. The study investigated the share of offenders based on police records involving people with migrant background involved in crimes, taking into account asylum seekers, persons with refugee status, foreigners with a permit to stay as well persons who are in Germany illegally.
One of the findings is that refugees from crisis regions are less likely to have been involved in criminal activities than migrants from non-crisis regions. While Syrian refugees were the highest proportion of refugees and asylum seekers in 2017 – a total of 35.5 percent – only 20 percent of crimes by people with migrant background were committed by Syrians. There’s a similar ratio for Iraqis, according to the BKA.
The study showed migrants from north African countries such as Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia committed a higher percentage of crimes. While they only made up 2.4 percent of all asylum seekers, they were alleged suspects in 9 percent of crimes by migrants. For asylum seekers from Serbia, there is also a similarly high asylum-seeker to criminal offense ratio.
The number of sexual offenses involving at least one offender with migrant background included many asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Pakistan relative to the total share of asylum seekers from those countries. Compared to asylum seekers from Syria, for example, the ratio of alleged criminals was high for Afghans and Pakistanis compared to Syrians.In numbers: 4,852 migrants were suspected of having committed a sexual offense in 2017, up from 3,329 in 2016.