Saturday, 12 March 2016

Crimes per 100 asylum applications 2003-2014
Statistics from the Federal Criminal Agency show that in the period 2003 to 2014 one of of every two asylum seekers had criminal charges filed against them. In this it is striking that most of the crimes were committed by people from Algeria (155 per 100 asylum applicants), Georgia (151) and Nigeria (129). According to a "Presse" report, among Syrians the number is around 8 - however the year 2015, in which the major flow of refugees from Syria set in, is not included. 80% of the crimes were committed by men. 
From 2003 to 2014 the annual clear-up rate for crimes in Austria was between 40 and 45 per cent. In three to five per cent of cases, asylum seekers were determined to be the perpetrators. That is relatively high as the share of asylum seekers in the entire population - depending on year - was only around 0.1 to 0.3%. The statistics only include migrants who also receive basic provision pay-outs from the Austrian state.
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