Important: Immigrants ≠ Crime

We all need someone to blame.

Since the November 2016 election cycle, there has been an increase in the anti-immigrant rhetoric in politics and news media. Major public figures like Trump have employed classic techniques to instill fear of foreigners. And this tone has had ripple effects –

Hate

You can find the complete report on ThinkProgress’ hate crime project here: https://thinkprogress.org/mapping-hate-in-trumps-america-9b166b2c52c2

Crime has no race or face, it is simply what it is – crime.

For instance, the influx of immigrants in major metropolitan areas has little or nothing to do with crime rates in those areas.

And here is some data to prove it.

Out of 33 major metropolitan areas that reported an increase in foreign-born population between 2000 and 2010, 29 metropolitan areas noted a decrease in property crime (burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, etc.), and 19 metropolitan areas noted a decrease in violent crime (homicide, murder, assault, manslaughter, etc.).

https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js

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