While the title of this Express UK article leans a bit toward hyperbole, the underlying numbers tell a fairly stark tale. ‘We are losing control of the streets’ Merkel’s Germany descends into lawlessness. Facing a populist uprising from her own citizens, Angela Merkel seems to be waking up even more to the reality of what’s happening in her own country as a result of welcoming more than a million new refugees inside their borders in a short period of time.

The Federal Criminal Police Office reports that 142,500 crimes were committed by migrants in just the first six months of this year. Among them, they list rapes, sexual and physical assaults, stabbings, home invasions, robberies, burglaries and drug trafficking. One horrific attack in particular has drawn the outrage of the public.

The report states: “The rape of a ten-year-old girl in Leipzig, the largest city in Saxony, has drawn renewed attention to the spiralling levels of violent crime perpetrated by migrants in cities and towns across Germany.

What’s worse is that the new arrivals seem to be taking advantage of what they view as an extremely lenient system of justice in Germany as compared to their home countries. As a result, many of them show little or no respect for law enforcement. They quote Freddi Lohse of the German Police Union in Hamburg, who describes some of the perils the officers face.

“They are used to tougher consequences in their home countries.

“They have no respect for us.”

Meanwhile a female police officer has admitted that officers are under attack and that the courts are a “joke.”

In a new book, Tania Kambouri, a German police officer, said: “For weeks, months and years I have noticed that Muslims, mostly young men, do not have even a minimum level of respect for the police.

“When we are out patrolling the streets, we are verbally abused by young Muslims.

Surely Angela Merkel is taking note of all this by now. She and her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), have taken one beating after another in regional elections and the national elections are coming up fast. If the current trends continue and she can’t find some way to turn around the fortunes of the native Germans expressing all of this discontent, one of the most powerful and influential leaders in the European Union may be on her way out the door.