Study: There Is No Evidence That Immigration Increases Crime

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – A William & Mary professor says there’s no compelling evidence to show that immigration leads to more crime.

Sociology department chair Graham Ousey says in a university press release that some studies show immigrants are less likely to be criminals.

Ousey is the co-author of a recent analysis of 50 studies on the subject. He co-authored the paper with Charis Kubrin of the University of California-Irvine.

“Immigration and Crime: Assessing a Contentious Issue” will be published in the inaugural issue of the Annual Review of Criminology early next year.

Ousey says there are many reasons to explain why immigration doesn’t produce more crime. Immigrants tend to be goal-directed. And those who are prone to crime often lack the persistence to complete the process of immigrating legally or illegally.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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  1. Obviously, this professor doesn’t get around very much. Get out and visit places like San Jose, east Palo Alto, San Francisco (Potrero, Sunset districts), south Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Vallejo, East Los Angeles, Pomona, Riverside, Santa Ana, Bellflower, and a hundred other cities in California.
    They’ve all been turned into Third World toilets and gang hangouts by the illegals, and their anchor babies.

  2. If the author is discussing legal immigrant crime the “rate” compared to the native born may be lower. Of course none of these reports ever mention that immigrants are screned before they are allowed in. They also have much to lose since it takes years and costs a significant amount of money to get here.Additionally, if they do commit crimes they are deported which of course is a great way to stop recidivism. Lastly, many cities do not determine immigration status (LA’s Special Order 40). So immigrant crime is under counted and native born crime is overstated.

    If this article includes illegal aliens it is completely wrong.

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