Latest figures show the number of home invasions and burglaries committed by migrants has drastically increased, while crimes committed by Germans have decreased.
Gangs of migrants have increased the number of home invasions in Germany according to the head of the Federal Criminal Police (BKA),Holger Münch, who said: “The number of identified foreign suspects has risen sharply, while the number of German perpetrators is steadily decreasing,” reports Junge Freiheit.
Mr. Münch specified a number of different nationalities as being responsible for the rise, stating that the gangs were comprised of “Serbs, Romanians, Albanians, but also there is a focus on Georgians.”
Georgian gangs have become a significant problem for the BKA who claim that organised criminals originating from Georgia have been exploiting the migrant crisis to send members of their gangs into Europe.
The BKA previously described how the gangs abused the system, stating: “It was inevitable that these people would make applications for asylum, only to temporarily stay to commit crimes in Germany.”
The BKA states that the figures have continued to rise since they initially commented on the epidemic of Georgian gangs in April. The agency claims that the asylum process is still being abused, and that the gangs have spread across the entire country:
“Half of all Georgian offenders from the area of property crime have applied for asylum. In almost all cases, the asylum is denied.”
Describing how the criminals operate once in Germany, Mr. Münch said: “The perpetrators act in teams and besides cash look for objects that can easily be sold on the black market.” After committing the crimes the migrants are then said to leave the country to head back to Georgia with any cash they have been able to accumulate.
According to Mr. Münch the main reason for Georgians and others coming to Germany to commit crimes is the huge income inequality between Germany and their home countries. “In states like Georgia unemployment is high, incomes are low. So people try another way to make money,” he said, but was not able to answer whether he thought the trend would show signs of declining in the near future.
Some of the migrant gangs come from countries within the European Union, such as Romania. Britain has had its own problems with Romanian gangs.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has routinely commented on the situation: “The unfortunate reality is that we are in political union with a post-Communist country that has become highly susceptible to organised crime.” He decried the media for under reporting the origins of the criminal gangs, saying that “where there are differential crime rates between nationalities, it is perfectly legitimate to point this out and to discuss it in the public sphere and I shall continue to do so.”
Migrant gangs have also been responsible for an increase in the drugs trade in Europe which has led to dramatic and brutally violent episodes. In March, migrant gangs left a severed head in an Amsterdam street after a conflict between rivals.