Number of migrant criminal suspects in Germany soared by more than 50% in 2016, as minister warns the number of crimes has ‘increased disproportionately’
- German police were hunting 174,000 migrant criminal suspects in 2016
- Meanwhile crimes motivated by Islamism also jumped by 13.7 per cent
- The number of German criminal suspects fell by 3 per cent to 1.4million
- Interior Minister blamed the increase on migrant crime on their housing
The number of migrant criminal suspects in Germany soared by more than 50 per cent in 2016, data from the Interior Ministry showed on Monday.
Police were hunting 174,000 suspects classed as immigrants in 2016, the data showed, 52.7 per cent more than in the previous year.
Crimes motivated by Islamism also increased by 13.7 per cent. That includes the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market by a failed Tunisian asylum seeker.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere warned that crimes committed by refugees had ‘increased disproportionately’ last year.
Migrants accounted for 8.6 percent of all crime suspects in Germany in 2016, up from 5.7 percent the previous year.