Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - The police in North Rhine-Westphalia were on duty 37 times last year due to so-called tumult situations. In seven cases, references to clan crime were found, according to an unpublished response from the Ministry of the Interior to a small inquiry from the AfD in the Düsseldorf state parliament. According to the paper available to the German Press Agency, most of the 209 participants had German citizenship.
Whenever "participants" are mentioned in the statistics, these are not only suspects, but also victims. A one-year-old child who was injured in a riot appears among the 209 participants. The Ministry of the Interior does not provide any information in the paper for the state parliament about the number of those actually accused. Among those involved were 32 women and 177 men.
With 37 riots, there were two more than in 2021. In 2020 there were still 67, in 2019 there were 93 and in 2018 (the origin of the statistics) 179. A possible explanation for the reduced numbers - for example the corona pandemic - is offered by the current paper of the Ministry of the Interior does not.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, a riot is "a police situation that is caused by or from a group of people who appear aggressively and in which the number of people, their role or the status of individual people cannot be determined immediately when they first intervene". This includes mass brawls.