The common narrative is that immigration and crime go hand-in-hand.
But that's not the case, says Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society. Kubrin published a meta-analysis earlier this year of more than 50 studies examining the relationship between immigration and crime. She found that higher immigration results in less crime.
"The consistency is breathtaking," she told Reveal, the website for the Center for Investigative Reporting.