More than twice as many as in 2021
Knife attacks on German trains are increasing
On Wednesday there was a fatal knife attack on a train in Germany. One of many, as a report shows.
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The security guards at the German train stations are required. Violence is on the rise.
In trains and at train stations in Germany there are more and more knife attacks. According to a report, the number of violent acts has more than doubled in the past year compared to 2021. The federal police have registered 336 such acts, reported the “Bild am Sonntag” and referred to a police evaluation. A total of 398,848 crimes were recorded, twelve percent more than in the previous year.
Among them were 14,155 physical injuries, it said. On the trains themselves, 82 knife attacks were counted, 97 attacks with other dangerous tools and five attacks with guns. The number of sexual offenses has increased from 697 to 857. The proportion of non-German suspects in the case of serious bodily harm, robbery, murder and manslaughter was 55.5 percent, the newspaper continues.
criticism of the government
On Wednesday, a 33-year-old is said to have stabbed two people and injured five on a train between Kiel and Hamburg. The suspect, a stateless Palestinian, was already known to the police and was only released from custody last week.
Police spokeswoman Heidorn: “Received numerous emergency calls from passengers who were attacked”(01:22)
Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser told the “Bild am Sonntag”: “I understand anyone who wonders why this violent criminal was released so quickly and whether everything was done to check whether he was a danger to others.” As with her visit to the crime scene, Faeser demanded that it be checked whether the man could have been expelled.
The Union’s domestic policy spokesman, Alexander Throm, criticized the federal government: “For more than a year, the traffic light has been promising its repatriation offensive for criminals and dangerous people. Nothing happened, »he told the newspaper. CSU traffic expert Ulrich Lange demanded: “The EU is paying hundreds of millions in support to the Palestinian territories, then you have to be able to demand that people be deported there.” (AFP/dept)