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Cologne is country's stalker capital

The Local · 11 Jan 2012, 06:00

Published: 11 Jan 2012 06:00 GMT+01:00

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With 142.7 reports of stalking per 100,000 people, Cologne was well ahead of the neighbouring city of Leverkusen, which had 112.1 reports per 100,000, according to a report in the German version of "Men's Health" magazine.

Among the country’s 49 most populous cities, Nuremberg had the fewest stalking reports at just 15.7 per 100,000 people, the magazine reported.

Hans-Georg Voß, a stalking expert at Darmstadt’s Technical University, said levels of stalking were largely dependent on social structures. Divorce levels and average income levels can also have an influence on statistics, he added.

“In Nuremberg, for example, there is a small-town atmosphere: The feeling that everyone knows everyone else,” Voß said.

“There is usually less stalking where there is less divorce,” he added.

While Frankfurt am Main has consistently had Germany’s highest crime rate, it ranks just 38th on the list of stalking reports. Hamburg and Munich are also well down the list at 25th and 44th, respectively.

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12:31 January 11, 2012 by Jibzy
The Local's version of this study: 85% of stalkers are Muslim and upto 91% are immigrants. The remaining are looking into becoming Muslims and/or immigrants.
13:11 January 11, 2012 by henry1544
My wife lived in France for a year, while studying at the Sorbonne. She lived in the city centre. She says she was stalked by immigrants all the time. They would follow her into bookstores, mcdonalds or just down the street. They would whistle, say "hi good looking" (Even when she was wearing sweat pants and no makeup on the way to the gym). They would even go as far as touch her arm.

She says no Europeans ever did this. If they approached her in a bar or anywhere they would be very gentlemen about it, and not abbrasive or whistle to her.

She never experienced this stalking in her own country where there is almost no immigrants.
19:08 January 11, 2012 by Jibzy
With all due respect, how are you or the Mrs. sure they were immigrants? They didnt show her their passports or ID, i assume.

So lets be a little more explicit. They werent white. Isnt that the case?

Their skin color is the only identification you have of them. Has an uneducated and jobless white person never bothered you or have you never noticed that?

You can choose to paint all of the non-white people with the same brush. Certainly. Its a free country. But it would just make your own society miserable due to the neglect and negativity produced with such a mindset.
21:19 January 11, 2012 by Donalds
A community effort is needed with trained volunteers and staff to work with the victim and police and help document and record the stalking activity and hold stalkers accountable for their crimes.
23:10 January 11, 2012 by henry1544

Yes. They were all "non-white".

No jobless, uneducated "white man" ever touched her or harassed her while she was in France. Just the "non-white". I just asked.

This is reality for European women all over Europe. There are not a lot of jobless, uneducated white men going around saying "hi baby, do you want to grab a drink" to women, while eyeing them, whistling or even touching them.
23:37 January 11, 2012 by LiberalGuy

You should come to my part of the country. You'll find a lot of jobless white men eyeing women and made rude remarks. My blonde German wife can attest to that.

Anti racism is code for Anti Betty White
00:45 January 12, 2012 by Jibzy

It would be really awkward if those people who harrassed your wife were actually tanned French white Europeans.

Also, you should try living in other parts of Europe. Particularly small villages in NRW. The men, pure white and of European descent, will not only harass your wife but probably rob you too.
11:05 January 12, 2012 by LecteurX
This henry1544 is a clown and a monkey. It won't be long before you find out. Such people would be able to look at you with a straight face and say that all crime has to do with immigration.
20:34 January 12, 2012 by henry1544
@ LIberal guy

Seriously? I cannot understand that ethnic German/French men would harrass your wife. If they did I would make them pay. I hope you are man enough to do that.

@ Jibzy

You need glasses if you can's see the difference between an Algerian/Maroccan and a tan frenchman/European. :-)

I have family in three different countries in Europe. The only time I have ever seen any white man being rude to a woman is at 1 in the morning drunk outside a bar.

I'm talking about daytime, on the subway, outside restaurants, gyms etc.

@ Lecteur X

I thought you said you didn't have time to discuss more with me. And yet here you are, continuing with your personal insults. Must be sad being you.

And Liberalguy...yes, Anti-racism is just a codeword for anti-white!
22:40 January 12, 2012 by LiberalGuy

Were you man enough to stick up for your wife?

I tend not to follow my wife around 24/7, so there are times I'm not around. And yes you might be surprised to find out that scumbags come in all colours

Only douchbags from stormfront use the stupid catch phrase anti racsim is code for anti white.

Anti racsim is code for Anti Bud lite
11:26 January 13, 2012 by henry1544
@ LiberalGuy.

You have to read what I wrote, before you attack me. My wife WAS harrassed when she used to live in Paris. Before I met her. You say your wife is being harrassed TODAY. Big difference. You don't have to follow her around 24/7, but if it's such a big problem she should tell you who did it and where it happened. And then you react to it, no? I would not have accepted this. But maybe you're the kind of guy who reads about gangrapes, burning cars, streetviolence and says: It's just part of our new society, we have to accept it. It's our future. And when your wife is being harrassed you say, "well I can't follow her around 24/7". And then you bring up stormfront as some kind of "ace in the sleeve" to justify your passivity. Man, how brainwashed are you!?

Stalkers like in this story usually have the same background. Just because you don't want to admit to the truth, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Anti-racism is just a codeword for anti-white. (Have you EVER heard of an anti-racist organisation that has gone after non-Europeans for attacking white people? If so PLEASE link it here)
12:59 January 13, 2012 by LiberalGuy

You can scream, and argue, and post what ever links you want on here, but at the end of the day your just a racist douchebag. And I have no time for such people except to riddicule them.
17:18 January 13, 2012 by bhupen
hi guys

this is getting hot here !! Lets be objective about the discussion, that would make more sense.

I have traveled world over, have seen white men leching at women and non-whites jus d same.

IF someone takes a closer look at reports, and some of the technical comments by experts, they are talking of

1. Increased rate of divorce

2. Unemployment

3. Increased urban lifestyle

as the prime cause. So if someone really wants to contribute, then get some brain caps to solve this.

At some point it maybe true that a certain sect / community / minority of people are more prone to it, but somewhere in the background the social and economic reasons play a large role.

With increased broken families and abusive relations, respect for women would be difficult to find, irrespective of location, race or culture involved.
17:00 January 15, 2012 by digital47
I live in Cologne. The only men that have ever stalked me are filth non white immigrants from who knows where. The rest of the folks are extremely nice. I don't why Germany has to let them in. We are NOT America. Why don't they just go there.
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