[Ed. – And apparently we only know that because of a leak.]
It took days for authorities to admit that dozens of women in Cologne, Germany were assaulted on New Years Eve by immigrant men. For weeks after the story broke, the number of reported assaults kept climbing until it was in the hundreds. But according to a federal police report leaked to German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the nationwide tally of assaults is even higher than previously believed. The Washington Post reports:
Authorities now think that on New Year’s Eve, more than 1,200 women were sexually assaulted in various German cities, including more than 600 in Cologne and about 400 in Hamburg.
More than 2,000 men were allegedly involved, and 120 suspects — about half of them foreign nationals who had only recently arrived in Germany — have been identified.
Only four have been convicted, but more trials are underway.
…[a]ccording to Deutsche Welle a majority of suspects were recent immigrants and that connection has not gone unnoticed by authorities: