The German government ministry responsible for refugee processing received over 10,000 referrals of suspicious behaviour by migrants in 2017, Die Welt reports.
In 2015, the number of migrants referred to the German security service was 571. In 2016, that number rose fourfold to 2,418 and in 2017 it rose again, fourfold to 10,597.
The cause of the increase is largely seen as a result of Chancellor Angela Merkel effectively dissolving the interior and exterior borders of Europe and opening up European countries to the Middle East and Africa.
These figures, reported by Germany’s Welt newspaper, only came to light after an information request was made to the Federal Government by the centrist Free Democratic Party (FDP). The German and EU governments have largely been trying to keep migrant and refugee crime figures hidden from the public.
Regardless of the number of migrant crimes or suspicious activities reported in 2017, we don't know the number of migrants who've committed crimes. This could be caused by some Europeans fear to report these crimes; they fear a backlash of being labeled "racist" or "xenophobic".
The German government issued a response to these high migrant crime numbers saying, "since October 2016 a large number of reports have been received… the majority of which are still under investigation."
This data comes after the revelation in August that 54% of terror plots in Germany since 2014 have involved asylum seekers. These data figures put the German and European citizens on edge wanting to find a way to stop the large number of migrants who commit crime or are involved in terror plots.
In 2016, 60% of terror plots in Germany, planned or carried out were conducted or planned by Syrian trained militias. Most of whom got into Europe by hiding in refugee flows.
All these data points come at a time when the United States is learning from the mistakes of Europe and taking a very hardline position on Middle Eastern refugees and migrants.
US President Donald J. Trump has previously called for a "total and complete shut down of Muslims entering the United States, until our countries representatives can figure out what the hell's going on," which was met with his poll numbers skyrocketing by over 10% during his 2016 presidential campaign.
He settled for a ban on all people coming from Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iran, Chad and Somalia.