January 26, 2018
Newly released statistics from the Finnish Police University College show that foreigners account for as many as 37 per cent of suspects in sexual offence cases in metropolitan areas despite making up only 10 percent of the population.
Police also noted that a third of all the foreigners who were suspected of committing sexual offences in major cities were Iraqis, Finnish national broadcaster Yleisradio Oy reports .
Tuija Hietaniemi, Special Investigator at the Central Criminal Police, blamed the fact that many of the Iraqis were young men, saying: “For me, there are several different reasons. There are many young men among the Iraqis, and young men generally also commit the most crime. The same goes for Finns.”
“That’s a big part of the explanation. In the Autumn of 2015 many Iraqis came to Finland, which consisted of a large proportion of young men.”
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