According to interactive maps of a group of German activists, the proportion of sex offenses increases closer to asylum reception centers.
A group of German activists, called XY Einzelfall, created an interactive map of all crimes, supposedly committed by immigrants, the Journalistenwatch news portal reported. The group used the Google Maps web mapping service for its work. As a result, the researchers concluded that rates of sexual offenses significantly increase in the areas of asylum reception centers.
The activists use data of police and reports of media for the project. The map shows cases of sexual violence, theft, murder and other crimes – totally, about 10,000 incidents for this year. At the same time, the platform shows a city, where an incident occurred, but does not indicate an exact location of the incident.
Map of reported crimes in Germany in 2016
Map showing location of Germany’s asylum reception centers
“We want to inform people, show them how Germany is being changed by Merkel, show them that women are in danger everywhere in Germany, not only in Cologne. But not only women, also the elderly and children,” the news agency quoted the words of the activists.
German police also noted that at first glance, there really is some connection – crimes are committed at the areas of location of refugees. But policemen still have to find out how much this is true. German police stressed that the project is private – the activists’ data are distributed only on the Internet.