FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is behind this project?

This project is solely supported by people that feel very concerned about their own and their families' safety. We are not organized in any political party but form a network of average citizens that engage together via the internet - voluntarily and without pay in our leisure time. In doing so it is irrelevant how many time the individual is able to spend for this project. Some are there just for a few minutes a week whereas others take part several hours per day to collect and evaluate criminal offences committed by immigrants and asylum seekers. Our goal is not to defame or offend people. We just close the gap the mainstream media leave due to their flawed and incomplete coverage of this issue. We also want to encourage other people to join us as the torrent of the mentioned criminal offences is incredibly high and our database is overflowing.

What is your motivation?

With our work we want to extensively document crimes committed by immigrants and refugees and thus, raise peoples' awareness for this issue. As so-called leading media and politicians as well still dread this issue it is important to us to inform the citizens by shedding light upon the actual extent of the increasing violence and criminality committed by immigrants. Only those crimes are collected that are announced by police, customs authorities and reputable media portals. It is our aim to get an overview of criminal offences and violent acts. As the cases are each collected with the exact location of the crime scene, geographical main areas of criminality can finally be located. We do not rate the cases but always add the source so that everyone can access the published information themselves.

How do you work?

Basis of our educational and solving work are mainly press releases of the particular police administrations in Germany. These are being downloaded automatically into our database and prefiltered by means of specific search keywords. Then the remaining reports are reviewed individually and relevant crimes are processed by us. In doing so we summarize the incident in a short, precise report and categorize the therein included facts. Among these are crime scene, date, nationality of perpetrator, gender as well as age of perpetrator and victim, but also type of crime and public interest. This metadata later allow us to initiate accurate search queries. Processed reports are automatically published via our social media pages and also here on our website.

How do you decide which reports should be published and which ones don't?

We only publish reports from verified sources currently including police reports that are directly announced for the press by the particular police administrations in Germany as well as researches from reliable news agencies. We don't publish reports that are delivered to us by hearsay.

I like the project, how can I make a contribution to this?

There are different ways how you can participate. The easiest one is your support to publish our cases by sharing them in the social networks or draw the attention of friends and acquaintances to our project - that would already be a great help to us. If you want to do more than that you can directly join one or more of our projects. If you gain knowledge of cases of refugee or immigrant crimes you can send them to us. We try to expose each criminal act and therefore depend on many diligent helpers who will set us on the right track. If you want even more you can address our team directly and help us with our internal administrative and research work. Your support is always welcome!

I have a job and I am short of time - can I still engage in this project?

All of us engage in this project solely in our leisure time. You can determine the amount of your invested time yourself and you are neither bound to a certain amount of hours nor to set hours. Our projects are structured in a way that everyone can make a contribution anytime.

Why are some crimes mislocated on the map?

The transmission of an address into GPS coordinates happens automatically. At first, a fellow contributor evaluates the report manually and tries of course to localize the crime scene as accurately as possible. However, some addresses are not precise such as "Neustadt Louisenstraße". At the next step the address is dissolved into GPS coordinates by means of Google API. If the address is not accurate Google service can also only "guess" and give back any position. In 99,9 % of all cases the GPS coordinates match the crime scene location. For the few incidents in which this is not the case a feedback via the "report issue" button can be sent to our team. We then check the facts immediately and correct the data if necessary.

How do I know that the listed crimes are genuine?

For each crime registered in our database we always quote the source. To convince yourself of the correctness of the evaluations you can randomly select crimes from our database and compare them to the original reports. In case the original report is not accessible anymore there is an archive link for each crime under which the source is secured by us after publishing.

Do you really publish refugee crimes only?

We do not confine ourselves to crimes that are committed by so-called "refugees" but at the same time document acts that are committed by immigrants who do not flee from war and persecution. Unfortunately those increasingly are perpetrators from the East and Southeast European area. We've been noticing for some time that especially Romanians and Georgians but also North Africans have been entering our country to enrich themselves with criminal intent. Perpetrators who rob, defraud or physically abuse the inhabitants of their host country do not come here to integrate and become part of our society. Ultimately it is our objective to illustrate the impact of this unregulated immigration - for that reason it must be allowed to call things as they are.