Disinfo: Migrants responsible for increase in robberies, murders and rapes in Germany


After Germany allowed mass migration, its statistics on murder, rape, robbery and hooliganism increased by 300-500%.

The consequences could be seen on 2017 New Year’s Eve, when migrants raped more than 100 German women at the main square of Cologne.

These arguments were used to criticise Georgia for signing the UN Global Compact on Migration.


No statistics regarding the specific increase in crimes and assaults were presented. No correlation between them and a bigger number of migrants was introduced.

Due to strict police measures, no severe incidents nor rapes were reported on the New Year's Eve 2017: bit.ly/2ilJD1t.

Recurring narratives on migrants as threats to security and manipulation of stories on sexual assaults in Cologne in 2015/2016.


  • Reported in: Issue 131
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Germany, Georgia
  • Keywords: Cologne assaults, Migration crisis
  • Outlet: Asaval – Dasavali


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By signing the UN Global Compact for Migration, Georgia will be forced to let in migrants from Syria and Africa

Georgia signed the UN Global Compact for Migration, contrary to many other countries who want to protect their borders from migrants.

The UN Global Compact foresees that migrants’ rights are fundamental. For that reason, any criticism of migrants will cause being named a racist or a xenophobe.

Signing the agreement means also that foreign countries can tell Georgia to let in migrants from Syria and Africa.


The Global Compact is non-legally binding - and this fact is clearly stated in the document itself (paragraph 7: This Global Compact presents a non-legally binding, cooperative framework that builds on the commitments agreed upon by Member States in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. It fosters international cooperation among all relevant actors on migration, acknowledging that no State can address migration alone, and upholds the sovereignty of States and their obligations under international law). This information can also be found in the document's description on the UN website.

Since the UN Global Compact for Migration is non-legally binding, it cannot force Georgia or any other country to let in any migrants. Other states cannot force each other to do so, either. Moreover, it is not the pact's purpose. The aim of the UN Global Compact is to better manage migration at local, national, regional and global levels, in a cooperative manner.

Over a quarter of Americans want Santa-Claus to be a gender-neutral character

According to a survey carried out by Graphic Springs, 27% of Americans are for transforming Santa-Claus to a gender-neutral character.


The survey was not representative, it had been conducted via internet by a graphic design company for entertainment purposes. The question about Santa’s gender was answered by 514 Americans.

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