Because gang killing has become a normal part of inner citiesmany including police hold preconceptions about the causes of death in inner cities. When a death is labeled gang-related it lowers the chances that it will be investigated and increases the chances that the perpetrator will remain at large. In addition, victims of gang killings often determine the priority a case will be given by police. Jenkins argues that many serial murder cases remain unknown to police and that cases involving Black offenders and victims are especially likely to escape official attention.
One especially persistent assumption is that immigration is associated with an increase in crime.
In a recent paper, Spenkuch investigated the validity of this assumption. He did, however, note that a small uptick in property crimes could be associated with increased immigration.
A More Complete Analysis Spenkuch is not the first to look at the issue.
But previous studies that attempted to find a link between immigration and crime relied on U. Census self-reports from incarcerated individuals in the s.
If immigrant criminals are overrepresented in the U.
Given some media depictions of immigrants as violent, or associated with human trafficking and the drug trade, this finding may come as a surprise to many, says Spenkuch. These are violent places. An increase in immigrants with better economic prospects, such as those from Canada, is not associated with any increase in property crime.
But accurately counting immigrants is notoriously difficult—an important limitation of the paper according to Spenkuch. Therefore, his results make no distinction between the two types of immigrants. Finally, Spenkuch asserts that his results make no claim to establishing a definitive causal link between immigration and property crimes.
Immigrants are disproportionately male and younger. He estimates that the 1. But the net benefits are almost surely positive, even if you account for the costs of increased property crime.
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