The amount of people who attended this year's Oktoberfest -- the world's largest beer festival in Munich -- dropped to its lowest level in 15 years, amid growing fears about rampant rapes and other sex crimes often linked to Germany's burgeoning Muslim migrant population, the Fox News website reports today (October 8, 2016).
Oktoberfest 2016 had around 5.6 million visitors, which is some 300,000 fewer than last year. However, even with heightened security, the number of reported sex crimes increased by 31 cases, according to police reports.
The low turnout for Oktoberfest is also being blamed on the series of recent terror attacks to rock Western Europe.
Germany is one of Western Europe's top destinations for Muslim asylum-seeking refugees. Some 1.3 million migrants arrived in Germany in 2015, and nearly half of them were young males.