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    Migrant Influx Caused Rise in Crime in Netherlands, Increased Terror Threat

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    Chairman of the Party for Freedom (PVV) Geert Wilders said that migrant influx to the Netherlands has resulted in the rise in crime and rape rate and has increased the terror threat in the country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik), Alexander Mosesov The migrant influx to the Netherlands has resulted in the rise in crime and rape rate and has increased the terror threat in the country, Chairman of the Party for Freedom (PVV) Geert Wilders told Sputnik.

    “We have witnessed the consequences [of the migrant influx]: a rise in crime, rape, the threat of terrorism,” Wilders said.

    Every migrant costs Dutch tax payers 36,000 euros ($39,200) a year, the politician added.

    According to Wilders, the country should use the money it spends on refugees to aid the social sphere instead.

    "Each euro spent on a migrant is a euro that cannot be spent on the Dutch elderly, the poor, and each new migrant makes the Dutch people less safe," Wilders said.

    According to the Dutch authorities, a record number of almost 60,000 asylum seekers sought asylum in the country in 2015, over two times more than in 2014.

    On Monday, a massive anti-refugee rally took place in a small town of Heesch in the Netherlands over plans to construct a center to accommodate 500 asylum seekers in the town with a population of merely 12,500. About 1,000 people took to the streets, clashing with riot police afterward.

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