Exploring the Connection between Immigration and Violent Crime Rates in U.S. Cities, 1980–2000

  title={Exploring the Connection between Immigration and Violent Crime Rates in U.S. Cities, 1980–2000},
  author={Graham C. Ousey and Charis E. Kubrin},
  journal={Social Problems},
A popular perception is that immigration causes higher crime rates. Yet, historical and contemporary research finds that at the individual level, immigrants are not more inclined to commit crime than the native born. Knowledge of the macro-level relationship between immigration and crime, however, is characterized by important gaps. Most notably, despite the fact that immigration is a macro-level social process that unfolds over time, longitudinal macro-level research on the immigration-crime… 
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