Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How to Find a Safe City

"If you want to find a safe city, first determine the size of the immigrant population," says Jack Levin, a criminologist at Northeastern University in Massachusetts. "If the immigrant community represents a large proportion of the population, you're likely in one of the country's safer cities. San Diego, Laredo, El Paso—these cities are teeming with immigrants, and they're some of the safest places in the country."

On a gut level, I think there is some truth to this. Even more so if the immigrants are illegal. It is difficult enough for them to sneek into the country, they don't want to do something stupid that will raise their profile with the police.

(Via Newmark's Door)


  1. That's a joke! I live's 300% worse.


  3. Illegal Alien CRIME STATISTICS
    95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
    83% of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegal aliens.
    86% of warrants for murder in Albuquerque are for illegal aliens.
    75% of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.
    24.9% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
    40.1% of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
    48.2% of all inmates in New Mexico detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
    29% (630,000) convicted illegal alien felons fill our state and federal prisons at a cost of $1.6 billion annually.
    53% plus of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.
    50% plus of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens from south of the border.
    71% plus of all apprehended cars stolen in 2005 in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California were stolen by Illegal aliens or "transport coyotes".
    47% of cited/stopped drivers in California have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 47%, 92% are illegal aliens.
    63% of cited/stopped drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 63%, 97% are illegal aliens.
    66% of cited/stopped drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 66% 98% are illegal aliens.
    BIRTH STATISTICS 380,000 plus "anchor babies" were born in the U.S. in 2005 to illegal alien parents, making 380,000 babies automatically U.S. citizens.
    97.2% of all costs incurred from those births were paid by the American taxpayers.
    66% plus of all births in California are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

  4. TRUTH: I challenge you to cite sources for those statistics. And I say source, I mean either the primary source or something that cites the primary source. You can't, because the numbers aren't true and you are just believing every Newsmax article emailed to you.

    How can so many people who claim to be conservative be so focused on this issue? What could be more free-market than open borders?

  5. Free markets don't exist in a vacuum and they don't exist without a strong societal emphasis on the rule of law.

    Also, the idea that Laredo, San Diego, and El Paso are safer than, say, Wichita or Tulsa is psychotic. I mean that literally - divorced from reality. How many Mexican drug gang beheadings have there been in Wichita versus Laredo? There's actually a travel advisory for both Laredo and El Paso because of the massive crime.

    But, whatever. Open borders, ra-ra.

  6. Ella,

    You are factually mistaken. El Paso has the lowest murder rate amongst large cities in Texas. It's dramatically lower than Houston, Dallas, and even lower than the heralded Austin. It's the second lowest of major cities in the United States. I was shocked to see it as well, but it is true. If you do your homework, you'll see that the border violence is almost entirely on the Mexican side of the border.

    As sad and unfortunate as it is, African-Americans are still vastly more likely to commit murders than any other group including illegal immigrants.

  7. Ella: I lived in San Diego for 10 years and it is an extremely safe city, definitely safer than Tulsa.

    Also, your comments on free markets don't make sense. But this is why I bring the point up. Many people who consider themselves conservative don't have a really good understanding of some of the principles they claim to espouse. That goes for liberals too. People need to stop jumping on bandwagons and spend their time reading.

  8. I want to point out this particular statistic cited by TRUTH:
    47% of cited/stopped drivers in California have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 47%, 92% are illegal aliens.

    I'm sorry, but if you believe that 47% of drivers in CA stopped have no license, you'll pretty much believe anything as long as it supports your viewpoint. That is just plain nonsense.

  9. Apparently, 40% of EPJ readers are illegal aliens!