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NCJ Number: 228164 Find in a Library
Title: Immigration and Violent Crime: Citizenship Status and Social Disorganization
Journal: Homicide Studies  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:August 2009  Pages:227-241
Author(s): Christa Polczynski Olson; Minna K. Laurikkala; Lin Huff-Corzine; Jay Corzine
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 15
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between immigration and crime in Orange County, FL.
Abstract: Results indicate that without exception, the overriding message was that the current wave of immigration into the United States did not increase crime and, in many cases, a higher percentage of immigrants in the population were associated with lower crime rates. Violent crime rates among foreign-born citizens, naturalized citizens, and noncitizens (immigrants) were not higher than those for native-born citizens with one exception; specifically, the rate of sexual assault was highest among immigrants. Also examined was the influence of immigrant concentration and neighborhood structural factors on violent crimes in Orange County census tracts. Findings show that the percentage of immigrants had no impact on violent crimes among native-born and foreign-born citizens. Data were collected from the Orange County Department of Corrections (OCDC) from all arrestees processed and booked at the 33rd Street Jail during the years 2006 and 2007. Notes and references
Main Term(s): Crime Causes; Immigrants/Aliens
Index Term(s): Black; Crime detection; Crime patterns; Crime prediction; Crime Rate; Florida; Hispanic; Sexual assault
Note: For related articles see NCJ-228163, and NCJ-228165-71.
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