Germany received over a million migrants last year.
And now fears have been raised over national safety in the country after a damning new report claimed asylum seekers attempted or committed 69,000 crimes in the first three months of the year.
The report from the BKA federal police showed that settlers from northern Africa, Georgia and Serbia were disproportionately represented among the suspects.
Crime numbers of among Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis – the three biggest groups of asylum seekers in Germany – were also high but given the proportion of migrants that they account for, their involvement in crimes was “clearly disproportionately low”.
The report showed that 29.2 percent of the crimes migrants committed or tried to commit in the first quarter were thefts, 28.3 per cent were property or forgery offences and 23 per cent offences such as bodily harm, robbery and unlawful detention.
Drug-related offences accounted for 6.6 percent and sex crimes accounted for 1.1 per cent.