Why Trump won't reduce crime by shutting the door on immigrants

March 2017

Charis Kubrin, professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted in Univsion News discussing her research on how immigration affects crime levels. Contrary to what many people believe, Kubrin found that greater levels of immigration in a community correlated with lower levels of crime. Her study, co-authored with Graham Ousey of the College of William and Mary, will be published in the inaugural issue of The Annual Review of Criminology.

From Univision News:

Charis told Univision News that they determined that more immigration usually means less crime. Although the impact of one variable on another is weak (and in many studies analyzed non-existent), this conclusion dismantles the stereotype of the immigrant as a threat. Only a very small number of studies found that immigration was more criminal.

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