Almost Half of Crimes in Berlin Committed by Migrants

Almost Half of Crimes in Berlin Committed by Migrants, by Virginia Hale.

Almost half of the individuals suspected of a recorded crime in Berlin last year were individuals who don’t have a German passport, the latest police statistics show. …

Foreigners were particularly overrepresented in the figures for certain crimes, according to the statistics, which showed non-German suspects in 91 per cent of pickpocketing offences, 85 per cent of crimes related to heroin trafficking, and 80 per cent of car thefts. …

According to police statistics released earlier this year, foreigners commit crime at three and a half times the rate of Germans, with the crime rate of asylum seekers around seven times that of Germans.

For violent crime, the data showed foreigners commit five times more than Germans, and asylum seekers at a rate 15 times higher than people with German passports.

Despite the statistics, the left-wing coalition which governs the German capital claimed that “right-wing extremism” is the primary threat to Berliners’ safety.

In contrast to many parts of the rest of the world, for a thousand years now Europe (and north Asia?) has been locking up or executing its criminals, so the criminals tended not to have as many kids. If there was any genetic component to criminality and violent criminality — a propensity to impulsiveness perhaps, or a lack of self control — then one would expect that people of European background would have a lower rate of criminality today. The logic is sound, and the data in the West today would seem to support the hypothesis.

hat-tip Stephen Neil