I had to translate this from Finish so sorry if the translation is rough!
The Police College published a survey in collaboration with the Migration Board yesterday , where it appears that in 2016 1565 reports were registered in which the suspect or victim had been asylum seekers. Missing and hotels have been particularly common crimes among asylum seekers, followed by property crime and sexual violence.
Over 130 finks exposed to asylum immigrants sex break in 2016
Sexual crimes were committed in 8 out of 10 cases against Finnish women and almost half of the abuse was committed against girls under the age of 18. A total of 131 Finnish citizens became victims of asylum seekers sexual abuse in 2016. The investigation also provides several examples of how women asylum seekers have been raped and vulnerable to sex offenses of male asylum seekers in refugee camps. 9 out of 10 victims of asylum seekers’ sexual violence were women or girls.
Rape the most common sex offense – public place most common crime scene
Among the sexual offenses that asylum seekers were suspected of was rape the most common, with 32% of the reports, of which 16% were group violence. 16% of the reports were for sexual harassment, 14% for sexual exploitation and 11% for sexual offenses against children. 3 out of 5 sexual assault with asylum seekers as suspected offenders occurred in public places, 1 in 5 in private homes, 1 in 10 at refugees and 1 in 4 in unknown places.
108 out of 116 suspects of sexual offenses came from Islamic countries
2 out of 3 sexual abuse occurred during the night and night and the weekends were particularly intense. Iraqis were suspected of two thirds of sexual offenses, and all suspected asylum seekers came from either Iraq, Afghanistan, Morocco, Iran, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Somalia or Syria.
The investigation warned that the victims of asylum seekers’ sexual offenses were often underage girls seeking men to access tobacco and drugs.
3 out of 4 crimes between asylum seekers and Finns took place in public places. According to the survey, asylum seekers committed at least a crime between 5:00 and 10 o’clock. Thereafter, crime progressed on the day, with a sharp fall around 16:00, which recovered immediately after dinner was completed at 17 o’clock. 19-20 was the most crime intensive according to the investigation .
Iraqis 62% of suspected offenders
A total of 1052 asylum seekers were suspected of crimes in 2016 and virtually all were men, who together represented 29 nations. Two thirds were Iraqis and the age of the suspects was evenly distributed. Asylum seekers from Afghanistan were suspected in a tenth of the crimes. About a third of the crime reports reported abuse and threats between immigrants. About half of all victims were Iraqis and a quarter of Finns.
Religious and cultural disputes are brought to Finland
According to the Police College, the violence among asylum seekers is due to the fact that they bring religious and cultural conflicts to continue the fighting in Finland. Another reason, according to the survey, is that immigrant carers express their anger over their living conditions in Finland in refugee facilities and the staff working there. 65-80% of asylum seekers in Finland are men according to the survey, which states that 95% of asylum seekers suspected of crimes were men.
A fifth of Algeria was suspected
The survey also compares the suspect’s share of the total amount of asylum seekers based on country of origin. Algerians are found to be highly overrepresented as suspected offenders compared with other compatriots. Every fifth asylum seeker from Algeria was suspected in 2016 for crimes. Among other asylum seekers, in 2016, crimes were suspected of crime, 16% of Belarusians, 13% of Moroccans and less than 10% of each other’s nationality. Among Iraqi asylum seekers, 3% were suspected of crimes in 2016.
First report of its kind
The Police College’s investigation is the first of its kind in Finland and police cases in connection with the bureaucracy of the asylum process have not been included in the statistics. The University recommends annual recurring reporting of criminal activity involving asylum seekers.
Correction: In the first article, it was not found that the Police College did the survey in collaboration with the Swedish Migration Board.