Sunday, November 28, 2010
Immigration and Violence
The CQ Press recently published its annual list of of most dangerous and least dangerous cities in the United States. With the uproar over the supposed link between immigration and violence, especially on our southern border, one would expect that the most violent cities in the U.S. would be on the border and/or cities with high foreign born popolutions. But, some of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. have small foreign born populations, incuding Detroit (4.8% foreign born), Baltimore (4.6%), Memphis (12.6%), D.C. 12.6%), Atlanta (8.7%). And, some of the least dangerous cities have high foreign born populations, including El Paso, Texas (26.1%) and San Diego, Ca. (25.7%). According to CQ Press, the border cities of Brownsville, El Paso, and McAllen, Texas are safer than Columbia, Missouri, Lawrence, Kansas and Lincoln, Nebraska.
HT: Mark Shea
cross posted on Mirror of Justice