Skip to Content

Stock photo

Eight in 10 Swiss prisoners are foreigners

Prisoners with a foreign background in prisons in Switzerland have increased dramatically with new figures showing that some 80 percent are foreigners.

Published: February 12, 2019, 12:32 pm

    Read more

    Bern

    The landlocked Alpine country published official statistics last week revealing a sharp increase in its prison population of 50 percent between 1988 and 2017, Radio Télévision Suisse reported.

    An average of 24 percent of prisoners were Swiss citizens, 31 percent were migrants who had settled in the country and 45 percent were foreigners with no claim to citizenship.

    The proportion of Swiss citizen inmates from 2007 through to 2017 was at 20 percent. Of those 28 percent were migrants living in the country while the remaining 52 percent were foreigner.

    For some reason, countries like Germany, Belgium and France have found it difficult deport migrants, where Switzerland has shown resolve. During 2017, more than 1 000 criminal migrants were deported to their countries of origin.

    The trend of migrants being over-represented in crime, is not a new one. In 2017, almost half of all suspects of crimes in the German capital Berlin, had foreign background.

    German daily Berliner Morgenpost listed the breakdown of official crimes from 201:

    Pickpocketing – 90,7 percent
    Heroin dealing – 84,9percent
    Car theft – 79,60 percent
    Other vehicle theft – 73,1 percent
    Cannabis dealing – 62,5 percent
    Fraud – 58,9 percent
    Counterfeiting – 58,3 percent
    Money laundering – 54,9 percent
    Shoplifting – 54,3 percent
    Handling of stolen goods – 53,9 percent
    Domestic burglary – 52,2 percent

    In neighbouring Austria, migrants are also over-represented in crime statistics. Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung underscored that in 2018, the capital city of Vienna registered more than half of all criminal suspects as migrants.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Covid taboo: 90 percent of ventilated patients in Germany have migration background

    BerlinIt is mainly migrants who are in the intensive care units in Germany as a result of the Corona crisis.

    The majority of rapes in Sweden are perpetrated by immigrant men study reveals

    StockholmA new research study of more than 3 000 convicted men in Sweden shows that 60 percent were first or second-generation immigrants, and that almost half were previously convicted of violent crimes.

    The debate around Islamo-leftism ignites in France

    The debate around rising Islamo-leftism in France gives the impression of gigantic amateurism, while testimonies accumulate in the press on the growing racial divide happening in universities in the country. Germany will not spared either.

    Danish PM: Coronavirus is here to stay

    CopenhagenDanish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has warned that the Coronavirus was here to stay. She sees a bright future for vaccine sales globally. Over 206 million vaccine doses have already been dispensed and American pharma giant Pfizer has projected a profit of 15 billion for 2021. It is a very lucrative start for the Covid Industrial Complex.

    Study: Young European women massively avoid public places for fear of being sexually assaulted

    ViennaAn overwhelming majority of young women in Europe avoid certain places or neighbourhoods for fear of being assaulted or harassed, according to a European report published on Friday.

    German taxpayers fund left-wing extremist clubs

    BerlinLeft-wing extremist groups in Germany are subsidized by the state. Every now and then, the real extent of this phenomenon is expressed in numbers: For example, in 2018 an AfD inquiry to the federal government revealed some hard facts.

    Thaïs d’Escufon from Generation Identity responds to their dissolution

    ParisA few days ago, the French Ministry of the Interior notified Génération Identitaire of their dissolution. They now have 10 days to respond in order to avoid it. Why this dissolution? Thaïs d'Escufon responded to the threat.

    Antifa trash AfD stand, viciously attack candidate

    Schorndorf An AfD information booth in Schorndorf became a crime scene on Saturday. At around 9:45 am, Landtag candidate Stephan Schwarz was attacked by a mob from the left-wing extremist group Antifa. He was brought to the ground and beaten all over his body with sticks and kicked.

    Medical treatment for chronic patient refused for political reasons

    BerlinA political quarrel should end because the means to solve it is provided by law. Health has nothing to do with it - at least one should hope so. But the case of an AfD candidate in the Bundestag in Baden-Württemberg has raised serious doubt.

    French teacher under police protection after he reveals Islamization in Trappes

    TrappesIn France, a teacher received death threats after warning of the growing influence of Islamism in the country. The philosophy teacher Didier Lemaire says he is now under police protection, reported the AFP news agency. The Versailles prosecutor said they were investigating the threats.

    Go to archive