Professor Charis Kubrin has analyzed 20 years of studies on the relationship between immigration and crime, and she's reached a conclusion: immigration does not cause crime. In fact, many of the most reliable studies in the last two decades suggest immigration causes a drop in crime.
"As far as I'm concerned the case is closed on the issue of whether immigration is causing more crime," the professor of criminology, law and society told Univision. "The criminologists are turning the page but the rest of the country is still asking the ... question."
Her meta-analysis -- the first ever conducted on the relationship between immigration and crime -- was recently published in the inaugural issue of the Annual Review of Criminology.