Understanding the Impact of Immigration on Crime

@article{Spenkuch2013UnderstandingTI,
  title={Understanding the Impact of Immigration on Crime},
  author={J{\"o}rg L. Spenkuch},
  journal={LSN: Law Enforcement (e.g.},
  year={2013}
}
Since the 1960s both crime rates and the share of immigrants among the American population have more than doubled. Almost three quarters of Americans believe immigration increases crime, yet existing academic research has shown no such effect. Using panel data on US counties from 1980 to 2000, this paper presents empirical evidence on a systematic and economically meaningful impact of immigration on crime. Consistent with the economic model of crime this effect is strongest for crimes motivated… 

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