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Study Shows Immigration Lowers Crime Rates

March 24, 2008 | Citizenship Now! with Allan Wernick

A seven-year study by a Harvard University sociologist showed that areas undergoing immigration are associated with lower violence, not higher crime rates, contrary to popular belief. Allan Wernick talks about why he’s not surprised by these findings, but would like to see the results used more in the immigration reform movement. “There seem to be a lot of these studies, but they don’t seem to be moving along the debate,” says Prof. Wernick.
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