The number of sex attacks in the no-go zone of Alexanderplatz, Berlin, has almost doubled over the past year.
Berlin police are becoming ever more concerned about the rising level of crime in the area around the Alexanderplatz metro station. Over the past year, almost all crime has gone up in the area including sex attacks which have gone from a total of 20 in 2016 to 36 in the first 10 months of 2017, Die Welt reports.
The largest rise has been the number of drug-related offences which has gone from only 165 in 2016 to 425 cases so far this year. The Berlin drug scene has seen dramatic growth, as a large number of asylum seekers, working with Arab criminal gangs, take to the streets to peddle drugs.