East StratCom disinformation claim:

Germany is out of control. The statistics of crimes committed by refugees is so high that German police and courts cannot keep up.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 1. November 2016

Debunk claim:

The figures only show the increase in the number of crimes, and do not reflect the increased number of refugees in Germany. The provided examples of committed crimes could not be verified from serious sources. http://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/Kurzmeldungen/DE/2016/06/bka-lagebild-kriminalitaet-zuwandeung.html andhttp://zpravy.idnes.cz/migranti-nemecko-trestny-cin-statistika-ff5-/zahranicni.aspx?c=A160609_105950_zahranicni_ert

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 46. The item is located at row number 77 in the report.

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