In previous posts: “Study: Immigrant Crime Low” and “‘Illegal’ Immigrants Commit 9,000 Murders Per Year” I post factual statistics of immigrant crime rates to shed light on one of the primary tactics used by anti-immigrant groups painting immigrants (see Hispanics) as unlawful murderers and rapists. Many of these groups will simply state that all illegal immigrants commit rape and murder which is ridiculous simply by the fact that many here illegally are children. However, these groups don’t care about the facts. They only want to distort reality in order to garner support for their hateful crusade.
Facts show immigrants don’t deserve crime blame – Full Story
November 5, 2007
Illegal immigrants get blamed for everything: rape, murder, robbery, you name it.
They are actually quite law-biding, as much as the rest of us, a Sun-Times report reveals.
They account for about 3 percent of the state’s population and an equal percentage of inmates in Cook County jails. Less than 4 percent of adults in Illinois prisons have been identified as illegal immigrants.
The perception holds that more illegal immigrants equals more crime. That view is bolstered by lies told by anti-illegal immigrant groups like the Minutemen. They claim 64,000 U.S. citizens have been killed by illegal immigrants since Sept. 11, 2001. That would mean more than half the murders in the United States have been committed by illegal immigrants.