Readers should be extremely skeptical that Cologne’s crime has only increased by 3.6 percent from 2015 to 2016. Other jurisdictions have admitted much larger increases and it is known that many migrants have moved to Cologne. After all, many among them committed over five hundred assaults on New Year’s Eve in 2015.
Statistics show violent crime in Cologne is on the rise. While some locals lay the blame at the feet of immigrants, others say the dangers are exaggerated and warn that refugees are being scapegoated for more fundamental problems.
“I don’t think police have lost control. Even in further out areas with a bad reputation, I’ve never heard of any no-go areas,” Jana Gibhardt-Engle tells The Local.
Gibhardt Engle moved to Cologne 19 years ago and says she has never felt unsafe walking around the city at night, or attending large events such as carnival and gay pride.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Germany crime immigration
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).