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What do we know about immigration and crime?

Simply asking the question carries certain assumptions about the relevance of someone’s migration background to whether or not they are more at risk of committing or being the victim or crime. What does the criminological research tell us about what, if anything, we know about immigration and crime?

Perhaps one of the most contentious questions within debates around migration is how the movement of people across international borders affect levels of crime. Simply asking the question carries certain assumptions about the relevance of someone’s migration background to whether or not they are more at risk of committing or being the victim or crime. What does the criminological research tell us about what, if anything, we know about immigration and crime?

Listen to the podcast where Amber Beckley is interviewed about what we know about immigration and crime