The Trump Hypothesis: Testing Immigrant Populations as a Determinant of Violent and Drug‐Related Crime in the United States

  title={The Trump Hypothesis: Testing Immigrant Populations as a Determinant of Violent and Drug‐Related Crime in the United States},
  author={David Green},
  journal={Social Science Quarterly},
  • David Green
  • Published 1 September 2016
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Social Science Quarterly
Objectives To test the “Trump Hypothesis”: whether immigrants are responsible for higher levels of violent and drug-related crime in the United States, as asserted by Donald Trump in his 2015 presidential campaign announcement. This is achieved using recent crime and immigration data, thus testing the common public perception linking immigrants to crime, and providing an updated assessment of the immigrant-crime nexus. Methods Rates of violent crime and drug arrests by state are pooled for… 

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