Hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers are streaming through Europe’s porous borders, decamping from entry nations such as Italy to countries such as Germany, where they are creating new challenges and tensions. WaPo
In 2008, the Eastern Mediterranean route saw a sharp spike in irregular migration, and by 2012, 51 percent of migrants entering the EU illegally did so via Greece. This trend shifted in 2013 after Greek authorities enhanced border controls under Operation Aspida (or “Shield”), which included the construction of a barbed-wire fence at the Greek-Turkish border.
Increased patrols in the waters off western Africa were thought to have effectively curbed migration along the Western Mediterranean passage to Spain in recent years, but 2014 saw a dramatic uptick in attempted border crossings from migrants and asylum seekers fleeing conflict in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, and South Sudan. According to the Spanish Interior Ministry, the number of migrants trying to enter Spain illegally in 2014 rose by almost 70 percent from the previous year to 12,549. And despite efforts to fortify the borders of Melilla and Ceuta, Spanish territories that are contiguous with Morocco, a steady stream of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa continue to scale the fences of these two enclaves. __Europe in Crisis
As long as Europe was populated by Europeans, crime rates were low and populations were relatively prosperous. With the deluge of non-European migrants washing over Europe’s boundaries in rogue wave after rogue wave, crime in European cities is rising steadily.
Here is a recent Chartsbin global map of homicide rate by country:
But as the migration of high crime, high violence populations proceeds into the countries and cities of Europe, expect the colours of European countries to shift to match the colours of more violent nations.
Common wisdom inside Europe today, is that the US is a particularly dangerous and violent country. But US crime rates are high because of crimes committed by blacks and latinos, not the US population in general. Looking at juvenile crime in particular:
According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, in the year 2008 black youths, who make up 16% of the youth population, accounted for 52% of juvenile violent crime arrests, including 58.5% of youth arrests for homicide and 67% for robbery. Black youths were overrepresented in all offense categories except DUI, liquor laws and drunkenness.
According to a 2009 report by the Pew Hispanic Center, in 2007 Latinos “accounted for 40% of all sentenced federal offenders-more than triple their share (13%) of the total U.S. adult population”. This was an increase from 24% in 1991. 72% of the Latino offenders were not U.S. citizens. For Hispanic offenders sentenced in federal courts, 48% were immigration offenses and 37% drug offenses. One reason for the large increase in immigration offenses is that they exclusively fall under federal jurisdiction. __ Race and Crime in US Wikipedia
The same distribution of crime by race in the US applies to all age groups, but one must look harder to find the racial breakdown for adult offenders, since the “latino” category and the “white” category are often conflated. (see Color of Crime for more statistics)
If you compare crime rates of German-Americans to crime rates of ethnic Germans in Germany, there is no difference. Likewise if you compare any group of European-Americans with the same ethnic group in Europe, crime rates will be virtually identical. More information w/links
As populations in Europe are displaced by more violent and more fertile populations from the East and South, the birthplace of modern civilisation will become a much darker and more violent place.
African cities — already flooded with shanty-towns and open sewers — are being overrun by newcomers. African fertility rates assure that living conditions — already unbearable for many — will grow exponentially worse on the dark continent. Anyone who can will want to flee to a place where established societies and governments are known to take care of migrants with guaranteed education, health care, income, housing — and the freedom to assemble in gangs, jihads, human trafficking organisations, and illicit drug distribution centres.
Europe is inviting a world of trouble.
“I suspect if the politics surrounding migration really start getting messy, you’ll see countries reintroducing internal borders with greater frequency, which means they would have chiseled away at one of the main pillars of Europe, which is the free movement of people” __ http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2015/04/24/europes_migration_crisiscidotr-partner_site-rcw-3.html
Free movement and a wide open commons, are both double-edged swords — as Europe is soon to discover.
Europe seems powerless to prevent the growth in rape gangs, ethnic criminal gangs, and religious terrorism / intimidation / quasi-ethnic cleansing. A lack of leadership from the bobble-head US president is not helping things.
This is exactly the type of building crisis of instability and uncertainty in Europe that Putin is counting on, to justify what he hopes to do next.