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German police record 877 attacks against refugee homes this year


Published: 04 December 2016 Sunday, 09:56  AM

German police record 877 attacks against refugee homes this year

Bonn, Dec 03 (deutschenews24.de/dpa) – There have been 877 attacks against refugee homes in Germany so far in 2016, police said Saturday, suggesting that the total number will fall below the 1,031 reported for all of last year.

The Federal Criminal Police Office said 816 of the crimes reported in the first 11 months of this year were carried out by far-right extremists.

Nearly 350 of the 877 attacks involved property damage, 203 were characterized as propoganda-related crimes and 151 were considered violent incidents.

Police declined to predict whether the total number of crimes would be fewer than in 2015 because there are many ongoing investigations.

In 2015, nearly 900,000 asylum seekers arrived in Germany. The government expects fewer than 300,000 this year.

 

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