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by Peter Moskos

June 1, 2010

More Immigrants, Less Crime

I've said it before, but now there's yet more academic support, this study by Tim Wadsworth. You can't easily access the study and it's not light reading if you can. But Christopher Dickey wrote a very readable article about the study. Dickey is the author of a very good book: Securing the City.
Wadsworth’s research and the recent FBI data reinforce the judgment that the vast majority of immigrants make our cities safer, especially when police know how to work with them, not against them. To blame all immigrants for the crimes committed by a few, and give the cops the job of chasing them for immigration offenses instead of focusing resources on catching the real bad guys, is simply nuts.


Christopher Dickey said...

Thanks, Peter. I am looking forward to reading your book. All the best, Chris

Bob G. said...

Doesn't it always come down to the minority within a minority (or even a majority) that perps-up and commits the crimes?

America is MADE UP of immigrants...
And blaming ALL people of a specific class, race, religion, etc. is sheer nonsense.

Good post and article link.