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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Consider the six U.S. cities that have earned the dubious distinction of official "murder capital" over the last 30 years. (Specifically, these are the cities with the highest per capita homicide rates since 1985.) Of these cities -- Flint, Detroit, New Orleans, Birmingham, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. -- four were undergoing severe depopulation. One is holding steady. Only the population of D.C. has truly grown. "The more violent a place is, the less attractive it is for residents who live there, the more they want to leave," says John Roman, senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center. "The more the people with the means to leave do that, the more the people who are left behind tend to be victims and victimize others."


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Violence fell just about everywhere in the 1990s, with rates leveling off in the 2000s. Then, around 2007, violent crime dropped again --hugely -- in several cities, among them D.C., New York, Dallas, and San Diego.

What's working for these cities? Immigration.

"It's immigration, desegregation, and gentrification," Roman says. "They all sort of work together [to reduce crime]."


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The probability of unwanted children becoming criminals is many times higher than loved children. The legalization of abortion has reduced the crime rate, the effect is real, delayed and significant.

#1 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-07-23 03:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is the most convoluted logic in a written document I think I have ever seen.

Talk about trying to justify the unjustifiable. Here are actually facts not "spin" trying to say population growth = immigration = lower crime rate. When in the case of DC population growth has more to do with JOB GROWTH and the INFLUX of suburbs back into the city due to the commute issue and the rehab of neighborhoods due to tax incentives. So it was Population growth = JOB INCREASE = Lower crime rate.

as to REAL facts:

"In the population study of a sample of 55,322 illegal aliens, researchers found that they were arrested at least a total of 459,614 times, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal alien. Nearly all had more than 1 arrest. Thirty-eight percent (about 21,000) had between 2 and 5 arrests, 32 percent (about 18,000) had between 6 and 10 arrests, and 26 percent (about 15,000) had 11 or more arrests. Most of the arrests occurred after 1990.

They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien. One arrest incident may include multiple offenses, a fact that explains why there are nearly one and half times more offenses than arrests. Almost all of these illegal aliens were arrested for more than 1 offense. Slightly more than half of the 55,322 illegal aliens had between 2 and 10 offenses.

About 45 percent of all offenses were drug or immigration offenses. About 15 percent were property-related offenses such as burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and property damage. About 12 percent were for violent offenses such as murder, robbery, assault, and sex-related crimes.

#2 | Posted by foshaffer at 2014-07-23 05:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

No one spins their pet agendas better than the anti-American MSM.

#3 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-23 07:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

gentrification reduces crime?

Oh boy someone put it in writing.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-23 07:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

The headline is very misleading.

#5 | Posted by Donald at 2014-07-23 10:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

.... "Immigration Reduces Violent Crime in Big Cities"

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#6 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-07-24 02:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

Sometimes this is true. I saw the Portuguese move into the Lincoln Park section of Newark in the 70s and drive out the prostitution/drugs for a time.
But it basically depends on where the immigrants come from and whether they are here properly (that means legally).
The Indians and various Islamics have settled in Jersey City and do not tolerate a lot of the urban BS in their neighborhoods.
That's good.
Desperate immigrants here improperly hanging around street corners looking for cash work are 1) motivated to do anything or a buck which is not good and 2) abused by their own who are here legally.

#7 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-24 02:27 AM | Reply | Flag:

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