Unsubstantiated fears : assessing the effects of recent immigration on part I index crimes Public Deposited

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  • In this paper I examine the impact of recent immigration, in addition to other community predictors on community counts of violent and property crimes in Austin, Texas, a multi-ethnic city. I combine data from the 2000 US census of population and housing with census tract level uniform crime report data from the Austin police department’s records management system in order to examine the impact of recently arrived immigrants predominantly from Mexico. Negative binomial regression models do not provide any support for the assumption that increased immigration is associated with an increased threat to public safety, and in fact show partial evidence to suggest a protective effect off recent immigration against property acquisition crimes and rape. The increase in exclusionary and restrictive immigration policies in the United States have been premised on the increased threat to public safety that immigrants, whether legal or illegal, pose. I discuss the impact of such practices that continue to overlook the empirical evidence.
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