Thursday, August 23, 2018

USA Today reinforces the fact: undocumented immigrants have lower crime rates than Native born Americans, despite individual cases (Tibbetts)

Given the death of Mollie Tibbetts and the arrest of an undocumented immigrant for her murder, it’s well to reiterate the statistics.  Alan Gomez runs it in USA Today.
The headline: “No, immigrants don’t commit more crimes than US born people.”

The incarceration rate for undocumented immigrants in jail outside of immigration violations is 0.5%.
For native-born Americans it is 1.53%.

The story in USA today is here.

OK, Breitbart has this story for its echo chambers. 
The biggest problem is assessing risk.  Yes, the nature of risk may be different, and the likelihood if affects an “ordinary American” in a fat tail “Black Swan” catastrophe may be different. That’s what makes the moralizing difficult.

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