Undocumented immigrants and violent crime

Looking at the years 1990 to 2014, our finding suggest that undocumented immigration is generally associated with decreasing violent crime. The negative association between unauthorized immigration and violence is evidenced in both police reports and victimization data. None of our 57 observations show a positive association between undocumented immigration and violent crime.

From Michael Light et al, Does undocumented immigration increase violent crime? Criminology, 2018

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