Saxony’s Minister of the Interior, Markus Ulbig has published the latest statistics on foreigner crime in 2016. According to the stats 46% immigrants from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (Maghreb) are now criminals in Saxony.
From January to September 2016, immigrants committed 7579 criminal acts. However, Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis did not have a statistically significant impact. On the other hand, asylum seekers from North Africa are often multiple violent offenders. Among the perpetrators from the Maghreb countries, these mainly come from Algeria and Tunisia.
There is a particularly high proportion of criminals among the immigrants from Algeria. Three quarters of the immigrant Algerians have been suspects in criminal investigations.
Theft and robbery were the most common offenses
Most of the 7579 crimes were theft and robbery (5288). 2214 of the crimes were violent acts that resulted in bodily injuries and 169 were sexual assaults. Only three years before, the police had registered 25 such cases in Saxony, an increase of almost 700%.