Conservatives have warned for years that welcoming a huge amount of mostly young, male refugees into Germany was a mistake.
Wednesday, the German government released a study that admitted the truth. The facts don’t like — the 2015/2016 open board policy has led to a shocking increase in violent crime in the country, according to this government-funded study.
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The study used figures from the northern state of Lower Saxony to examine the impact of refugee arrivals on crime in 2015 and 2016, a period when the number of violent crimes reported increased by 10.4 percent.
The authors concluded that 92 percent of the additional crimes recorded was directly attributed to the increase in refugee numbers.
It noted that the demographic composition of the refugee population is a major factor. Young males — whether Germans or migrants — are generally more likely to commit crimes,