Some letter writer to the Canadian National Post is calling Mark Steyn a hatemonger for quoting statistics on what percentage of rapes in Denmark are committed by men of non-Danish ethnic origin. Steyn did some digging to check on the source he'd originally cited and found the rates are rather high:
I assumed he was referring to a story I first discovered in a Copenhagen Post from September 2001, which began: "Last week's police statistics, which revealed that in 68% of all rapes committed this year the perpetrator was from an ethnic minority ..." I checked this with the Copenhagen Police: The precise figure is 68.3%.
So I figured Mr. Skaarup was doing a little rounding up to the nearest quarter. As it turns out, he was rounding down. He was referring to the statement by the Minister of Justice, Lene Espersen, in the Danish Parliament on March 8th this year. The minister said that 76.5% of convicted rapists were of non-Danish ethnic origin.
In a later portion of the article Steyn adds:
A 2001 report by the Copenhagen police says that 47% of prisoners on remand for serious violent crime -- murder, attempted murder and rape -- are from immigrant backgrounds.
Given that Muslims are somewhere between 2% and 5% of the population and around 75%-80% of the immigrant population, the only argument is over whether this 2%-5% commit three-quarters, two-thirds, half or a third of Danish rapes. Not even Mr. Tam is claiming they commit only 2%-5%.
My modest proposal for the Danes: Pass a law that provides a reward for each illegal alien whose identity is pointed out to the police. Then at least the illegals can be deported and some of the future rapes can be prevented.
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2002 September 28 01:00 AM|