Immigration and Crime do not Correlate

“data suggests that either immigration has the effect of reducing average crime, or that there is simply no relationship between the two.” 

A systematic study of the relationship between crime and immigration the “data suggests that either immigration has the effect of reducing average crime, or that there is simply no relationship between the two.”  Crime fell more often than it rose even as immigrant populations increased in areas.

While politicians and other demagogues love blame the “outsiders” and “foreigners” for the problems of our community, the facts don’t support their claims.

On the chart below, note how the pink dots representing small and large cities where crime has increased since 1980 cluster to the left of the chart — the less immigrants side of the chart.

Chart - Immigrants and Crime scatter plot - NYT - 2018-03-31

Source: NYT 3/31/18.

Author: Publicis

A citizen of the United States more concerned with how our society works than with the fate of the parties or particular candidates.

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