Friday, August 14, 2009

"Drop in crime coincides with exodus of illegal immigrants"

"A marked drop in Phoenix-area crime coincides with the recession and a drop in the number of illegal immigrants in Arizona.

"Phoenix has seen a 25 percent decline in the number of crimes during the first five months of 2009 compared to the same time period in 2007 when the economy began to slow. Violent crime in Phoenix is down 12 percent, according crime statistics from the Phoenix Police Department.

"The Mesa Police Department reports a 19 percent decrease in total crimes for the first half of 2009 versus the first half of 2007, including a 10 percent drop in violent crime. Tempe has seen a 25 percent total drop.

"At the same time, the state’s illegal immigrant population has decreased by as much as one-third thanks to the down U.S. economy, tougher enforcement polices by the federal government and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the state’s employer sanctions law which goes after businesses who hire undocumented workers, said Steven Camarota, director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

"CIS estimates Arizona’s illegal immigrant population has gone from 579,000 in 2007 to 388,000 this year — 191,000-person drop."

Thanks to rob_92183 on the Journal Times site for providing the above link.

Of course, just because someone is willing to break the law to enter this country doesn't mean that they're willing to break the law, right? Up is down and black is white and illegal is legal. Don't let logic or common sense get in the way of critical thought.

More benefits for criminals!

Party on!


Anonymous said...

dont let statistics fool you. The immigrants are still coming- I think it is a damn shame that they come to this country and are able to access free medical care (T-19), food stamps and can qualify for a loan on a home easier and faster than those of us that were born here. Can you say Habla bail out?????

SER said...

Anonymous 2:43 PM

The only thing that burns my ass more is a 3' high fire!

Huck Finn said...

Lies, damn lies and statistics. I hate it when only half the facts are shown. I want to know who is doing the crime now, and who was doing the crime then. It'd also be nice to know who were the victims then and are now. I worked alongside of and went to school with illegals. The ones I knew were clean, law abiding and hard working.