In some towns, like Duisburg, the mayor has complained of gypsy families living in ghetto-style blocks sending out gangs of children to commit crimes.
The report also chronicles the chaos caused in schools where ‘children who speak no German from Bulgaria and Romania’ are holding back the native speakers.
Crime is on the way up in the areas where the newcomers have settled – particularly prostitution.
Germany’s overall crime rate has been falling in recent years – but crimes relating to Bulgarian and Romanian criminals is on the rise.
One fast-growing category is pickpocketing. In Berlin last year robbery involving tricks – such as children asking for help while an accomplice robs the target – rose by 39 per cent. And break-ins of single-family houses, rising since 2006, increased by 32 per cent, with every 76th house affected.