Anti-Migrant Crimes in Germany Surge More Than Fivefold in 2015

  • Arsonists strike asylum shelters 75 times during last year
  • Merkel’s interior minister cites ‘worrisome’ far-right trend

Hate crimes against asylum shelters in Germany increased more than fivefold last year to an average of almost three per day amid the country’s biggest refugee influx since World War II, according to the government.

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