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New Research finds that Immigrant Crime is Still Low

Last year we published a blog summarizing the research on how immigrants affect the crime rate in the United States.  There are two major types of studies that examine this question.  The first uses Census data of the institutionalized population to investigate immigrant versus native incarceration rates.  Although the Census evidence isn’t perfect because of potential issues with reporting immigration status and different types of incarceration, these studies show that immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than similarly-aged natives.
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