February 8, 2018
New information has revealed that the actual number of sex assault cases that took place over New Year’s Eve was nearly three times the figure previously given out by police.
Earlier this year, Berlin police claimed that there had been 13 cases of sexual assault over New Year’s Eve but a new request for information from libertarian Free Democratic Party (FDP) politician Marcel Luthe has caused the police to substantially revise the number, Focus reports.
Police now say that there were at least 37 cases of sexual assault reported which puts the number just slightly above that of the previous year, rather than a decline as previously reported.
Most of the assaults took place in two of the city’s directorates, policing areas that cover between one and three districts, the central Mitte district, the migrant-populated district of Neukölln, and the far-left stronghold of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
This article was posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:57 am