Beth Werlin, Deputy Legal Director for the American Immigration Council, discusses the recent...
Violence On The Mexican Border Misconstrued
Published on Wed, May 26, 2010
The violence has increased since 2007 – on the Mexican side of the border. What gets lost in this debate is that violence on the American side of the border has actually decreased.
A report by the Immigration Policy Center compiled using statistics from the US Bureau of Justice Statistics found that violent and property crime in Arizona has been on a steady decline since 2002. It decreased by 8% in six years. Violent crime impacted 447 people out of 100,000 in 2008 compared to 555 in 2002.
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