It is clear that crime suspects identified in the string of sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's eve are overwhelming from the "asylum-seeker" community. What is remarkable, however, are the hard statistics surrounding those crimes
The Daily Star reports that Muslim crime suspects outrank German suspects 70 to 3. In other words 96 percent of crime suspects in Cologne are refugees.
Numbers like these seem impossible to refute -- yet the left will surely continue to try.
Cologne prosecutor Ulrich Bremer said 73 suspects have been identified so far - most of them from North Africa. A total of 1,075 criminal complaints have been filed, including 467 alleging crimes of a sexual nature ranging from insults to rape.
"The overwhelming majority of persons fall into the general category of refugees," Bremer told The Associated Press, saying recent reports describing only three of the suspects as refugees were "total nonsense."
Initially, authorities in Cologne were accused of downplaying the fact that the attackers included many asylum-seekers because of the political sensitivity of the issue.
The suspects included 30 Moroccan nationals, 27 Algerians, four Iraqis, three Germans, three Syrians, three Tunisians, and one each from Libya, Iran and Montenegro, Bremer said.
"They have various legal statuses, including illegal entry, asylum-seekers and asylum applicants," he said of the foreign suspects. "That covers the overwhelming majority of suspects."
Worse still, according to the report, of the 73 suspects only one -- yes, one -- Moroccan asylum-seeker is currently in custody.