A refugee from Morocco holds flowers in his hands in front of a refugee camp during an action of German women demonstrating against violence in Cologne, western Germany on January 22, 2016. AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZ
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German police have found that the wave of sexual assaults and robberies on New Year's eve did not only happen in Cologne but that similar incidents also took place in 12 of Germany's regional states, local media reported Saturday.Similar assaults, however, also took place that night in 12 of Germany's 16 regional states, according to the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and the NDR and WDR television stations, citing a report by German judicial police (BKA).The most affected state was North Rhine-Westphalia, which includes the city of Cologne, where 1,000 complaints have been filed, followed by Hamburg with 200 .
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