During the eleventh in the eleventh, the Cologne police had an above-average presence throughout the city.
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A week after the start of the new carnival session in Cologne, the police are now investigating five reports of rape.

Cologne – The 11.11 hit high criminal waves in the cathedral city! A week after the start of the new carnival session, the police leave Cologne out of 399 reported criminal complaints, five are now reported because of possible rapes.

During the eleventh in the eleventh, the Cologne police had an above-average presence throughout the city. © Christoph Reichwein/dpa

The police said in a statement on Friday. Accordingly, three alleged rapes in restaurants and bars in the old and new town – the epicenters of the Cologne street carnival – have taken place.

According to the officials, two more happened in “crime scene apartments in the inner city area that was not evaluated”.

If the police reported only 145 crimes one day after the expected state of emergency within Cologne, the number had to be corrected upwards by a whopping 254 crimes in the meantime!

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According to the police, 15 of the cases reported so far can be traced back to sexual offences. Eleven of them deal with sexual harassment, one with exhibitionism.

For comparison: With 399 reported crimes, 2022 is at the inglorious top! In the previous year, 350 advertisements were created. The previous record from 2018 (371) was also surpassed last week. However, it is not yet known how many of the reported crimes really have to do with the carnival hustle and bustle.

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