The Myth Of Crime Increasing When Refugees Come To Europe

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DTT: I came across an excellent research done by Marisam7 on Reddit, in relation to some myths perpetrated by right-wingers and Neo-Nazis against refugees and Muslims. They claim that when refugees flee war coming to Europe that crime rate goes up. To the contrary, in this short piece,  Marisam7 shows where more immigrants or refugees move into European cities the crime actually goes down.

We, at DTT team, have written two articles on this matter also. Please see the following articles for more information:

(1) – “Sweden’s Sexual Crimes Have Gone Down Contrary To What Xenophobes Peddle” (2017)

(2) – “Sweden’s Crime Rate Is Down, Statistics 2005 – 2015

Also see this article:

– “Swedish teenagers claim Russian TV crew offered to bribe them to cause trouble after Trump comments” (* *)


Now to the people out there saying,

You only look at terrorism, what about all the other crimes muslims commit!

Well let’s look at a few places around the world:

The first place I’m going to look at is the city with the highest Muslim population in the United States, Dearborn Michigan.

Dearborn has a population of around 100,000 people half of which are of Arab Descent.

Last year Dearborn had 3 murders and 35 rapes.

Let us look at other cities in the United States with the same population but instead of being populated by Muslims lets look at cities populated by White Christians.

Billings, Montana is a city with a population of around 100,000 people same as Dearborn. 90% of these people are white.

And the city has such a small Muslim population that there isn’t even a mosque in it.

Last year Billings had 10 murders and 72 rapes

Just in case that one example was an outlier I looked up a few cities with the same population as Dearborn to compare the crime rate:

City Number of Murders 2015 Number of Rapes 2015
Dearborn MI 3 35
Sandy Springs GA 6 40
Pueblo CO 10 152
Billings MT 10 72
West Palm Beach FL 15 45

I could keep going but I think you get the point.

Dearborn Michigan despite having more Muslims living there than anywhere else in the US is below the average national crime rate.

Dearborn is 16% safer than the average city.

And statistically speaking 64% of the people reading this right now are more at risk where they are live currently than if they moved to Dearborn and surround themselves with Muslims.

Chances of being a victim of crime:

In Dearborn 1 in 275

In Michigan 1 in 234

But forget about the U.S lets look at cities outside of America. Last time we looked at Canada lets look at the U.K this time.

Birmingham has one of the largest Muslim populations in England.

One out of every 5 people in the city of Birmingham is a Muslim.

It is one of the highest Muslim Populations in the country.

Let’s look at the crime rate there:

City Crime Rate Per 100 Residents
Birmingham 5.15
UK Average 6.57
London 42.53

But maybe that isn’t good enough for you lets look at the rest of Europe:

Amsterdam has been cited as having one of the largest Muslim populations in Europe. Pretty soon 20% of the city will be Muslims.

You would think this influx of immigrants would cause the crime rate to sky rocket right?

I myself assumed it would when I was researching this and honestly was shocked to see news articles titled:


But the fact of the matter is its true that they did.

  • In 2015 there was 15 murders in Amsterdam
  • In 2013 there was 22 murders in Amsterdam
  • In 1998 there was 65 murders Amsterdam

The higher the Muslim population has been getting in Amsterdam the lower the murder rate gets.

But how can that be?!?! Multiculturalism is a failure just look at the rape rate in Sweden! What about all those Muslims raping children? I read about on Breitbart and Infowars!

Many news headlines about Muslim refugees raping and killing people are fake. Infowars and Breitbart, in particular, have reported outright lies, such as the time they (along with many other right-wing news outlets) reported the story about Syrian Muslim refugees gang raping a little girl in Idaho.”

Local officials and police even had to have a press conference afterwards to explain not only did the story never happen but there aren’t even any refugees who live in the entire county.

And no, none of the right wing news sites ever apologized for spreading false info or even redacted the stories. They still have them up on their site without even acknowledging it was proven to be false.

Reasons like this are probably why so many media watchdog groups and committees into the ethics of journalism have time and time again ranked Breitbart as one of the most dishonest journalist outlets ever created. And when I say ever created, they get a lower ranking than North Korean State Run Propaganda Media.

But for the stories that are true where it turns out a Muslim did kill someone or molest a child, even though these cases are rare they still do happen. The only thing the media never talks about is how they happen at a lower rate than the native-born population.

If you were to randomly pick 100,000 American Citizens born in the US and then pick 100,000 Americans originally born in other countries, you would discover that the number of immigrants who had committed crimes is lower than the number of native-born Americans who committed crimes.

The same is true for Europe as well. The Crime rate in Germany, for instance, is lower than it was 10 years ago according to police documents and that is in part due to the fact that refugees are less likely to commit crimes than native-born Germans. And out of the crimes they do commit less than 1% of them are sex crimes.

The only difference when a Muslim refugee molests a child and when a Catholic Priest does the same thing. Is that when the Muslim does it you don’t see the Catholic Church covering it up.

And Muslim groups aren’t spending millions of Dollars to lobby against sex crime laws like Catholics groups are.

But in response to common claims that multiculturalism is a failure because Sweden has the second highest rape rate on earth and allows refugees in I just want to remind everyone that the rape rate didn’t skyrocket in Sweden after they started allowing refugees into the country. “The rape rate skyrocketed in 2005 when Sweden reformed its sex crime legislation to make the definition of rape much much wider. On top of that, the Swedish police trained to improve the handling of rape cases which led to more victims coming forward to report assaults. This is why the rape rate appears to be so much higher than it is. Even though Criminologists say that the number of rapes that occur in the country aren’t above average and surveys from The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights discovered that instead of being the rape capital of the world Sweden is actually below neighbouring countries of Denmark and Finland in terms of the number of rapes.”

The above information was written by Marisam7 on Reddit.

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3 Responses »

  1. Thank you for good and fact information. From USA

  2. Surprisingly, most German employers are happy with refugees’ work, survey.

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