Migrant sex attacks in Germany have nearly doubled compared to one year ago, according to new statistics.
German authorities at the Ministry of the Interior released a report that crimes involving those seeking asylum, ranging from sexual assault to rape, increased from 256 cases in 2015 to 482 last year. The report also claimed that a majority of the crimes committed were carried out by migrants from Afghanistan and Syria.
The shocking statistics surfaced days after riots broke out at a festival in southern Germany after a group of at least 1,000 teenagers with immigrant backgrounds descended upon the event, wielding knives and committing violent acts on civilians and law enforcement officials, including throwing glass bottles and vandalizing police vehicles.
It has also been reported that four incidents of sexual assault occurred during the festival’s opening weekend on July 15 and 16, when one man of Iraqi descent was accused of one of the assaults and three Afghan men were being investigated for groping a 17-year-old woman, according to Deutsche Welle.
Breitbart reports that as many as nine sexual assaults are believed to have taken place at the fair in Schorndorf Castle, Baden-Württemberg.
Initially, police did not disclose how many of the attackers and rioters were confirmed to be foreigners but later admitted that some were, in fact, German youths, with the vast majority of them being from “migrant backgrounds.”
Jens Spahn, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party, told a German publication that recent events that precipitated the Schorndorf festival are indicative of a greater issue taking place across the country, citing that it is “a symbol of what is happening on a daily basis in many places in Germany.”
Spahn added, “It is becoming ever more clear how big the task of integration is. Too many people are of the opinion that every other culture is an enrichment. I do not feel that the everyday debasement that women experience is an enrichment.”
— RT (@RT_com) July 17, 2017
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