Tuesday, September 21, 2010

more illegal immigrants does NOT = more violent crime

From Michael Moynihan in Reason on the "pernicious...mistaken idea" that (illegal) immigration can be strongly linked to violent crime...

...according to a June review of crime data by the Associated Press, the four American cities with the lowest crime rates are El Paso, Austin, San Diego, and Phoenix...the A.P. [also] found that border cops faced significantly less violence than their counterparts in police departments across the U.S. According to data from 2009, only 3% of agents were assaulted while on duty, mostly with tossed stones, compared with 11% of police officers in general....


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