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Immigrant crimes in Germany up over 50%

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Staff Writer | April 25, 2017
The number of migrant criminal suspects in Germany soared by more than 50 percent in 2016, data from the Interior Ministry showed.
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This is a statistic that could boost support for the anti-immigration party five months ahead of a federal election.

More than a million migrants have arrived in Germany in the last two years.

Fears about security and integration initially pushed up the poll ratings of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), but the party’s support has slipped as the rate of arrivals has slowed.

The number of suspects classed as immigrants – those applying for asylum, refugees, illegal immigrants and those whose deportation has been temporarily suspended – rose to 174,438, 52.7 percent more than the previous year.