Via the Local:
Muslim young offenders are much less likely to reoffend once released from prison than their Christian cellmates, a study from western Germany shows.
Scientists analysed data on 400 male criminals held and then released from prisons across Rhineland Palatinate between 1996 and 2000.
Nearly 80 percent committed crimes again within the first four years of being released from prison, the data showed. That fitted with the nation average reoffending rate, a report in Der Spiegel said on Sunday.
Of those who said they were Catholic, that figure was 78.8 percent, and of the Protestants 88.8 percent reoffended. The figure for Muslims was just 64.1 percent, the study showed.