“Chief police Koppers had assembled the current data sets in such a way that alongside age and social structure, the question of immigrant background also played an important role. Thus an above-average number of criminals (68.4%) had an immigrant background, which is defined as either they themselves or at least one of their parents being or having been citizens of a foreign state. The leader of Die Linke (The Left) Udo Wolf accused Koppers and Henkel of stirring up a “stigmatising debate” with attributions of this type. Benedikt Lux from the Greens also demanded “greater restraint” in the correlation of criminality and background.”

Almost 70% of Criminals in Berlin are of Immigrant Origin