doubt that is the reason. i wonder if this is a continuation of the lawlessness from a group of people that enter the country illegally?
i have wished that someone would do a study and see if overall numbers for various types of crimes (and who commits them) have increased.
my physician said his practice is being robbed blind by cleaning people who are illegals who grab up everything that isn’t nailed down.
Crime rates for all types including murder, rape, etc. were at 40 year lows in 2005 and have slightly upticked the last 2 years. Immigration, illegal or otherwise has a positive correlation with reducing crime rates WHICH DOES NOT MEAN CAUSE AND EFFECT. Unemployment also has been at historically low levels for the last 5 years. Housing prices and stock prices, until the last 2 years, have been at all time highs.
By every measure you can think of, immigration (legal or illegal) has had a positive correlation with improving statistics in the US WHICH ABSOLUTELY MEANS NOTHING WITHOUT SHOWING DIRECT CAUSE AND EFFECT.
But if you want to play the correlation game, one would conclude that illegal immigration has lowered unemployment, increase stock prices, lowered interest rates, lowered crime rates, lowered teenage pregnancy rates, increased lifespan, increase cancer survival rates, etc.
BOTTOMLINE, Statistics can be BS.