In the following videos, RTL — the only major non-governmental broadcaster in Germany — once again dares to be politically incorrect by discussing the correlation between cultural enrichment and the incidence of gang rape in Freiburg.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
MissPiggy also translated this article about rape statistics from Tagesschau:
Debate after case in Freiburg — How many gang rapes are there?
After a case in Freiburg, gang rape is being discussed in Germany. But how many cases are there? Are the numbers increasing? And who are the culprits?
By Patrick Gensing, ARD fact-finder, and Andrej Reisin, NDR
AMBUSH-LIKE GROUP RAPES In 1990, there were 147 cases with 43.9% being committed by foreigners
AMBUSH-LIKE GROUP RAPES In 2017, there were 122 cases with 67.1% being committed by foreigners
More stats at this link.
Long-term comparisons of statistics are often especially difficult because the definitions are constantly being changed. The most recent example is clause §177 of the Criminal Code (StGB). This was extended to unwanted sexual acts that happen without violence and/or threat.
As a result of this change, significantly more offenses were registered in 2017. Police and authorities agree that this is the result of the expanded definition.
NON-AMBUSH-LIKE GROUP RAPES In 1990, there were 111 cases with 41.3% being committed by foreigners.
NON-AMBUSH-LIKE GROUP RAPES in 2017, there were 258 cases with 52.2% being committed by foreigners.
High proportion of foreigners
The number of gang rapes, on the other hand, is not rising according to statistics, but the proportion of suspected foreigners is increasing. Both in 2016 and in 2017, the proportion of cases of assault-type offenses was significantly higher than in the previous year’s long-term average (39 percent) (67.5 percent).
Data from the PKS on the nationalities of foreign suspects show that the proportion of Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis has increased significantly. That is, the growing number of foreign suspects has obviously been related to immigration since 2015.
Comparison only conditionally possible
However, the BKA and experts point out that a comparison between the group of Germans and non-Germans is generally only possible to a limited extent. Reason: the different age, gender and social structure. For example, more young men from socially disadvantaged backgrounds belong to the foreign population — a group that also becomes more criminal among Germans than the rest of the population.
In addition, the total number of foreigners has grown — from 5.6 million in 1990 to 9.2 million in 2016. Furthermore, the corresponding crime statistics also include suspects who do not live permanently in Germany — for example, persons without a residence permit, tourists / transients, visitors, border commuters and station forces.
In social media it is nevertheless repeatedly claimed that gang rapes did not exist before 2015 in Germany. In doing so, users also refer to the deputy federal chairman of the union of the police, Arnold Plickert. He told RTL: “We were not familiar these group offenses before 2015; they came here with the wave of refugees and are being carried out here for the most part by Arab men from their cultural circle.”
The suspects in the current cases mentioned in Freiburg are Arab men, but not those in Velbert and Munich.
In addition, there were already gang rapes before 2015, as the figures of the PKS show. There are even studies from the 1990s and 2000s on this topic — including the police Bielefeld and the Hanover police.
At the request of the ARD facts-finder, a spokesman said that the GdP vice had referred to in his statement were specifically the offences in Munich and Freiburg. In those cities, such cases were previously unknown.
“Not an ‘imported’ problem”
The organization Terres des Femmes said at the request of the ARD fact finder, such offenses existed before 2015. Domestic and sexualized violence was “a problem that we encounter here in Germany in all social groups,” said Maja Wegener of Terre des Femmes. So it is not an “imported” problem. “We reject sweeping condemnation social groups,” Wagner continued. At the same time, it is “a statistical fact that more young refugee men are seeking protection from us than women, and that these come from very conservative countries.”
- Group rapes are predominantly a juvenile offense. According to the PKS, in 2017, 40 percent of all suspects were under the age of 21, 60 percent were under 25.
- Often the perpetrators and the victim already knew each other.
- Alcohol and other drugs play a role in many cases.
- The proportion of gang rapes in all rape cases in 2017 was just over three percent.
- Foreign offenders are over-represented compared to their share of the total population.
Ambush-like rapes are decreasing
The PKS distinguishes the “assault-like” acts in the case of rape by individual perpetrators as well as by groups. Here, in 2017, there was a decline to 122 cases. The lowest number since reunification.
Before 2015 (i.e. before the influx of many refugees), this number was consistently higher — in some cases significantly. For example, there were more than 220 cases in 2010 and 238 cases in 2006. The exception was in 2016 because of Cologne’s New Year’s Eve, which almost doubled the number of reported gang rapes.
Translator’s comment: “And it goes on and on… I don’t believe this ‘fact finder’, which was produced by ARD.”
Video transcript #1:
|00:00||The group rape in Freiburg took two weeks until it was revealed to the public.|
|00:05||Experts say the phenomenon of group rape is increasing because of asylum seekers.|
|00:12||Before 2015, we were not familiar with this kind of crime committed in groups.|
|00:16||It came with the refugee wave and is for the most part comes from the Arab|
|00:21||men and stems from their cultural circle.
Video transcript #2:
|00:00||Hello and welcome to Punkt 12. After the group rape in Freiburg, shocking figures have been|
|00:06||released. In this small town alone, sexual offences have dramatically increased, by 70 percent.|
|00:12||So how do women who live there feel now? Do they feel safe walking through the streets|
|00:18||at night? We went there with a camera crew last weekend and spoke with many women. We also|
|00:22||wanted to find out from politicians what they planned to do against this insanity.|
|00:29||Freiburg, like many university cities in Germany, is lively in the evenings. A small tranquil city|
|00:34||in which everyone normally feels at ease. —In the beginning we never gave it much thought, but in|
|00:39||the last two or three years, yes, it has changed for the worse. Well, that things don’t function|
|00:44||so smoothly is more like a well-known fact, pretty much. —You can’t walk alone in the city,|
|00:50||you can’t really do anything alone anymore. You can’t be at work without being afraid. Yes,|
|00:54||of course, it worse now than before. —Before.|
|00:58||Before an 18 year-old was raped by multiple men. The main suspect is a Syrian refugee|
|01:04||and was apparently previously convicted for sexual offences. Other suspects have been arrested,|
|01:10||among them six Syrians and a German. Not a single woman that our reporter met felt safe|
|01:16||being alone in the city, and it is not just a feeling.|
|01:19||Sexual offences have dramatically increased|
|01:22||in the city of Freiburg. —The increase is 70 percent. The perpetrators are Germans as well as|
|01:28||foreigners. The few woman who still enjoy the night life in Freiburg, don’t enjoy it carefree.|
|01:34||There are always a few that say directly, “Hey, let’s go outside.” You have to be careful.|
|01:41||A clear signal of no interest appears to be meaningless to them, regardless of nationality,|
|01:45||foreign or German. —Often they pester you, even when you say no clearly, and some follow you home.|
|01:58||It’s not just a migrant problem, but since the number of refugees has increased,|
|02:04||the nightlife in Freiburg has changed. —Are you aware that they are disrespectful toward women|
|02:09||or do you see it differently? —Yes. Absolutely. They are really disrespectful. —Many see it as|
|02:15||the responsibility of the politicians to provide more security. That the sense of security|
|02:20||needs to improve is what CDU and SPD understood, and why they have promised 15,000|
|02:26||more police officers. They won’t be sitting around the office, but will be patrolling the streets.|
|02:31||The justice department will also be increasing its ranks. It’s vital for a sense of security|
|02:35||that the current law is applied and enforced. This means that repeat offenders aren’t cruising|
|02:40||the night clubs in the evenings. —Until then, for women in Freiburg and in all of Germany,|
|02:45||that means to stay vigilant and be careful.