Journal article

Urban crime rates and the changing face of immigration: evidence across four decades

18 Dec 2016
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Research has shown little support for the enduring proposition that increases in immigration are associated with increases in crime. Although classical criminological and neoclassical economic theories would predict immigration to increase crime, most empirical research shows quite the opposite. We investigate the immigration-crime relationship among metropolitan areas over a 40 year period from 1970 to 2010. Our goal is to describe the ongoing and changing association between immigration and a broad range of violent and property crimes. Our results indicate that immigration is consistently linked to decreases in violent (e.g., murder) and property (e.g., burglary) crime throughout the time period.

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DOI: 
10.1080/15377938.2016.1261057
Volume: 
15
Issue: 
1
Language: 
Source Title: 
Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Published year only: 
2016
43
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