Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Immigration Has Decreased Crime, Upped Home Values in Southern California, New Study Shows

"A new study of Southern California trends to be released next week
shows immigration has meant less crime and stable home values in the
region.  The finding is one of many from a new University of California Irvine report.  The first Southern California Regional Progress Report looks at how
different issues move together – such as housing density, crime,
employment and ethnic/racial changes in population. The study covers
five counties: Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and
Orange.  Professor John Hipp, with UCI’s school of social ecology, led the
researcher team. He said there was no evidence over a 50-year period
that immigration caused an increase in crime.  “Whether we looked at the 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 or now, there was
never evidence that cities with more immigrants have more crime at all,
or any evidence that cities seeing an influx of immigrants saw increases
in crime," said Hipp. "Just