Undocumented immigrants may actually make American communities safer – not more dangerous – new study finds

President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that undocumented immigrants cause more crime, but new research suggests the opposite might be true.Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty ImagesRobert M. Adelman, University at Buffalo and Lesley Reid, University of AlabamaThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.The big ideaUndocumented immigration does not increase the violent crime rate in U.S. metropolitan areas. In fact, it may reduce property crime rates. These are the key findings from our recently published article in the Journal of Crime and Justice, co-authored by Yulin Yang, …

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