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Refugee Population: Refugee Numbers and Refugee Arrivals

refugee population: The authors concluded that 92 per cent of the additional crimes recorded could be attributed to the increase in refugee numbers, according to CTV. It noted that the demographic composition of the refugee population is a major factor. The study used figures from the northern state of Lower Saxony to examine the impact of refugee arrivals on crime in 2015 and 2016, a period when the number of violent crimes reported increased by 10.4 per cent. Young males -- whether Germans or migrants -- are generally more likely to commit crimes, but also more likely to become victims of violence. It is true that since 2015 there has been a rise in violent crime that the authors attribute to the arrival of refugees, said Verena Herb, a spokeswoman for the Families Ministry that commissioned the study. The findings add to the ongoing debate in Germany about how to tackle migrant crime, which has been fanned by a number of high-profile incidents . Parties on the right, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Union bloc, want a tough response and more deportations, while those on the left say more needs to be done to integrate refugees into German society. ( As reported in the news.