According to the German government’s statistics, 10.6% of the knife crimes in Saarland were perpetrated by Syrians and Afghans, yet no specifically migrant-related names could be found in the list of the top eleven first names of the perps.
My bet is that variant spellings of traditional Muslim names reduced the incidence of any specific first name — Mohammed, Mohamed, Muhammad, Mahmoud, Mehmet, Mahmud, etc. — whereas Michael is normally spelled only one way.
|0:00||A special analysis of knife attack statistics in Saarland|
|0:03||was released by the police in September.|
|0:06||According to the report, between January 2016|
|0:09||and April 2018,|
|0:12||1,490 crimes and public disturbances|
|0:15||were recorded in which knives were involved.|
|0:18||In 842 incidents the offender was|
|0:21||German, 122 incidents involved Syrians,|
|0:24||94 incidents involved EU residents,|
|0:27||36 incidents involved Afghans,|
|0:30||and in 289 incidents no perpetrator could be determined.|
|0:33||This report was not sufficient for Saarland AfD Landtag|
|0:36||representative Rudolf Mueller. The rightwing populist wanted to know|
|0:39||the first names of the individuals. The result: The most common names|
|0:42||of offenders were Michael (24 cases), Daniel (22 cases), Andreas (20 cases),|
|0:45||Sascha (15 cases) and Thomas (14 cases).|
|0:48||Among the eleven most common first names|
|0:51||not a single name could be found that would have|
|0:54||immediately pointed towards a migrant background.