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Germany: Knife attacks, murder, rape: already around one million foreign criminals!

The figures on foreign criminality are unprecedented: Around one million of all recorded suspected criminals in this country, i.e. almost one in two, do not have a German passport!

According to media reports ("Welt am Sonntag"), this is the result of the new Police Crime Statistics (PCS), which Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) intends to officially present on Tuesday (April 9).


According to the statistics, violent crime has reached its highest level for 15 years. The number of domestic burglaries has also increased dramatically. Almost half of all suspects are foreigners!


The total number of crimes in Germany rose by 5.5 percent to more than 5.9 million in 2023, according to the PCS. According to the PCS, the number of suspects rose to 2.246 million - an increase of 7.3 percent.


► Of these, 923,269 - almost one million - did not have a German passport. An increase of 17.8 percent! This included 402,514 asylum seekers, so-called refugees and foreigners who entered the country illegally (up 29.8 percent).


► What is particularly alarming is how much the inhibition threshold for violence has fallen: according to the PCS, violent crime has reached its highest level for 15 years with 214,099 cases - an increase of 8.6 percent compared to the previous year! The category "dangerous and grievous bodily harm" alone rose by 6.8 percent to 154,541 cases within a year.


More knife attacks, more murders, more rapes

The number of robberies in particular has risen sharply within violent crime: 44,857 cases, an increase of 17.4 percent! In the case of knife attacks (acts carried out or threatened), the PCS recorded an increase of 9.7 percent to 8,951 cases!


Murder, manslaughter and homicide on demand have also increased (2,282 cases, up 2.1 percent). Rape, sexual assault and sexual assault in particularly serious cases accounted for 12,186 cases (up 2.4 percent).

PKS cites cause: "Extensive immigration of refugees"

The new report explicitly mentions the "current migration situation" and "the large-scale immigration of refugees" as factors for the alarming new quality of violence in Germany.


Among the 190,605 suspects (up 6.9 percent) in the category of violent crime, 79,088 "non-Germans" (up 14.5 percent) and 25,732 immigrants (up 20.3 percent) were recorded.


Burglaries and thefts on the rise

Theft offenses have also risen sharply: At 1.971 million (up 10.7 percent), they account for around a third of all crimes. This means that apartments and houses were targeted by burglars far more frequently in 2023 than in 2022.


As in previous years, crime shows a strong north-south divide. In terms of the frequency of crimes per 100,000 inhabitants, Berlin (14,292 crimes) is the most dangerous place to live according to the PCS.


In the current statistics, the federal states of Bremen (14,170), Hamburg (12,380) and Saxony-Anhalt (8,863) follow.


The current clearance rate of all recorded crimes is modest: according to the PCS, it is just 58.4 percent.


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