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The new statistics are in and looks like crime is down across the US for another year in a row… somewhat of a trend. According to FBI statistics, the national violent crime rate dropped 34 percent over the past decade. New York City had 496 murders last year, and in contrast to over 2,000 a year in the early 1990s, that’s not bad at all.
We are safer. Our property is safer. Sure, crime is far from being a thing of the past, but compared with the dangerous days of two decades ago the difference is stark.
Some of the reasons for crime’s downward decline seem kinda logical– more and better trained police, fewer men in the crime-prone late teens and early 20s, less crack cocaine, more alert citizens, all of which are pointed out by those who keep track of such things.
But there is one factor, as you might have guessed, that is overtly counterintuitive. This downward trend in crime appears to be very closely linked with a corresponding rise in immigration– especially illegal immigration.
In the past decade, the number of illegal immigrants in the United States has doubled to roughly 12 million, while at the same time the crime rate has continued to fall ever downward.
But how can that be? What happened to the crime wave perpetrated by a high influx of illegal aliens that so many experts predicted would sweep over the countryside? What about the gangs, the cutthroat crime lords from Central America, the shootings, the killings, the drugs?
While it may be we have all those things to fear, new studies show that they’re not coming from the sources we once though they would in fact, and this should come as no surprise to those of you who are familiar with CounterThink.TV, reality is turning out to be exactly opposite. New data shows, immigrants are less likely to commit crimes and less likely to go to prison than our own native born.
The Public Policy Institute of California studied the issue and in February reported that nationally, native-born men are more than three times more likely to go to prison than immigrant men. And, in the crime-prone category (men aged 18 to 40), the native born men are 10 times more likely to be in jail.
Yeah, but what about all those Mexicans? Well, in California, immigrant men from Mexico in that same age group, are eight times less likely that U.S.-born men to be imprisoned.
Sure the statistics go completely against common sense, but like I’m prone to say, common sense is about 99% common and 1% sense.
But when you look at it from a CounterThink perspective, it all makes perfect sense. After all, legal immigrants are all screened for criminality, and illegal immigrants, here to find work, aren’t real anxious to risk getting arrested and deported.
We are a safer nation, not in spite of the immigrants, but perhaps because of them.
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