Number of Migrants Suspected of Crimes in Germany Rises by Over 50% in 2016

The number of migrants who are suspected of having committed crimes in Germany has increased by 52.7 percent in 2016, a report issued on Monday by the German Interior Ministry said.

BERLIN (Sputnik) — A total of 174,438 migrants are under investigation, which is over 8 percent of all people suspected of having committed crimes in Germany, according to the report.

More than 30,000 of them arrived in Germany from Syria, over 17,000 from Afghanistan and over 12,000 from Iraq.

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