Expect crime to increase further as more Syrians settle in the UK. In Germany for 2016, official figures show that Syrians committed crime at 14.7 times the rate of German nationals.
More than 8,000 refugees have arrived in the UK under the Government’s Syrian resettlement scheme, which has had a “truly transformative” impact on people’s lives, the United Nations has said.
Refugees have said they are grateful for the “genuine welcome” they have received in the UK, and are heartened that their children have been able to attend school and catch up on lost education, according to the report from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The study comes two years after ministers committed to taking in 20,000 Syrians driven from the war-torn country by 2020, following a public outcry over the fate of those attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
United Kingdom immigration
London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom (GB) is estimated to have a population of 65.1 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.6% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2 million.