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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 11:37 PM

No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

ScienceDaily

Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a University at Buffalo-led study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes, according to the findings.

"Our research shows strong and stable evidence that, on average, across U.S. metropolitan areas crime and immigration are not linked," said Robert Adelman, an associate professor of sociology at UB and the paper's lead author. "The results show that immigration does not increase assaults and, in fact, robberies, burglaries, larceny, and murder are lower in places where immigration levels are higher.

"The results are very clear."

Adelman's study with Lesley Williams Reid, University of Alabama; Gail Markle, Kennesaw State University; Charles Jaret, Georgia State University; and Saskia Weiss, an independent scholar, is published in the latest issue of the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.

"Facts are critical in the current political environment," said Adelman. "The empirical evidence in this study and other related research shows little support for the notion that more immigrants lead to more crime."



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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

1. Headline is wrong. Immigration LOWERS crime rate

To lower the crime rate Trump should force every native born person to wear a bright red Make America Great Again cap so police can spot them and follow them around BEFORE they commit a crime.

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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 11:54 PM

2. Fake News

Science Daily fake news. Bigly wrong. Ratings are dropping fast. Sad!

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