Near Half of Sex Attack Suspects in Hamburg Were ‘Non-Germans’ In 2015

A woman points at Hamburg's town hall (Rathaus), the seat of the city state's local government and of the Mayor of Hamburg taken on September 10, 2008. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

A new report from the Hamburg parliament by the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) showed that 45.5 percent of suspects in sex attacks in 2015 were non-Germans.

On Friday the AfD faction in the Hamburg parliament published a new report after they had inquired into the statistics relating to sex attacks in the city-state. According to the report, there were 1,321 different cases of sexual assault in 2015, with  117 cases of full blown rape and 28 cases of attempted rape. Of the 99 suspects identified, 45.5 percent of them had a non-German background, reports Die Welt.

Five of the suspects were confirmed to be asylum seekers, two had the status of “toleration” meaning that they were either failed asylum seekers or illegal migrants that have avoided deportation. Some 36 of the suspects had different residential statuses, two suspects were identified as illegal migrants, and a further two had been deported after being convicted of sex crimes.

Managing Director of AFD Group, Alexander Wolf said the data indicated a need to greatly improve and overhaul the deportation system in the region. He called for regional detention centres to be implemented, a plan which has been proposed on a federal level by Interior Minister Thomas De Maizière earlier this week who said that the government should set up deportation centres to detain and keep migrants near airports until they can be successfully deported to their country of origin.

Mr. Wolf slammed the fact that the deportations in Hamburg have been constantly delayed and mentioned that Hamburg has only deported 620 of the 6,500 migrants who are required to leave the country. “In other words, in less than 10 percent of the cases the law is enforced,” he noted.

The deportation system in Germany is under heavy strain as more and more migrants enter the country without any papers of any form of identification. An Egyptian man who raped a 14-year-old before Christmas in an asylum home has been touted as an example of how the system is not working properly. The 21-year-old came to Germany in 2011 and authorities have tried to deport him a number of times, but because he has no papers the Egyptian government refused to take him back.

Foreigners have also had a large impact on the sex attack statistics in neighbouring Austria after a report showed the cases of migrant sex attacks had gone up 133 percent over the course of the last year. The statistics revealed that the total number of sex attacks had gone down, but the number committed by migrants, who are a small fraction of the total population, had risen.


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