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: Dispatches from the Culture Wars

More Immigration = Less Crime?

By Ed Brayton

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That's what a new study that looks at historic rates of immigration in large cities and compares it to trends in crime rates in those cities concludes. The study, by UC-Boulder sociology professor Tim Wadsworth, was intended to test a hypothesis that more immigration leads to lower crime rates.

During the 1990s, immigration reached record highs and crime rates fell more precipitously than at any time in U.S. history. And cities with the largest increases in immigration between 1990 and 2000 experienced the largest decreases in rates of homicide and robbery.
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Full post as published by Dispatches from the Culture Wars on May 24, 2010 (boomark / email).

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