Immigrants are especially often suspected of murder and manslaughter
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Since 2015, immigrants seeking asylum have been suspected of serious injuries in eight cases. A special assessment of the BKA, available to WELT AM SONNTAG, provides the most accurate information to date on the crime rate of foreigners who have entered as defense seekers.
I amIn 2015, in Germany, every eighth suspect of grievous bodily harm was a shelter for immigrants. This is the result of a special assessment of police crime statistics (PCS) of the Federal Criminal Police (BCO), for which WELT AM SONNTAG is available exclusively.
Accordingly, from the beginning of 2015 to the end of 2019, a total of 715,134 suspects were committed in the crime of grievous or dangerous bodily harm. 95,282 of them (13.3 per cent) were asylum immigrants, meaning they belonged to the categories of residence of asylum seekers, persons entitled to protection, refugee quotas or survivors. Serious or dangerous bodily injury is quantitatively the most significant crime within a serious violent crime.
In the category of the most serious crimes related to homicides and homicides, the share of asylum-seekers among the identified suspects was even higher, at 14.9 per cent. According to a special estimate, in 2015 by the end of 2019, a total of 13,775 suspects were identified in this category of crimes, including 2,050 asylum seekers, persons entitled to protection, and refugees subject to quotas.
This information on immigrant asylums does not include persons with the status of “unauthorized residence”. Thus, the special assessment of the BKA, available to WELT AM SONNTAG, allows to obtain the most accurate statements about the crime rate of foreigners seeking protection.
Since the peak of the migration crisis five years ago, the BCA has tried to separately record a group of foreigners who arrived as asylum seekers in the crime statistics under the category of “immigrants”. However, in addition to the above groups, this includes groups with “unauthorized residence”. In addition to people who have not yet applied for asylum or who have not been tolerated after their refusal, this includes people who do not apply for asylum.
However, it should be noted that the PKS registers only suspects who have been identified, not convicted criminals. The suspects will be apprehended as soon as the police investigation is completed, and handed over to the public prosecutor. In general, the PCS, like any other statistic, is only an approximation of reality, not its image. For example, many crimes are never reported.
The suspects can be identified only on a little more than every second registered crime. However, PKS is the best data set to give an impression of a registered crime other than the perception of individual cases. The basic rule: the more serious the crime, the higher the level of reports and clarifications and the more informative the PKS.
When comparing the offenses of asylum-seekers and other foreigners with the rest of the population, forensic scientists have repeatedly pointed to the important characteristics of different groups. On the one hand, men are much more likely to become criminals – there are clearly more men in the immigrant group. On the other hand, experts refer to the average age of immigrants. One in three suspects in Germany is between the ages of 18 and 29.
Among those who first sought asylum from 2015 to 2018, 36 percent were of that age – among the German population it is only 13 percent. However, the reference to gender and age only partially explains the trend of force majeure. Overrepresentation in violent crimes can also be ascertained by comparing exclusively young people with and without a German passport. That is, social and cultural factors seem even more important.
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