♥ ~Sigy the Arctic Kitty~♥: How much crime do illegal immigrants actually commit in the US?
This is a serious question! I really don’t know and I’m looking for statistics.
Personally I think that illegal aliens probably have a higher crime rate than the US average but not much higher when you account for income and geography.
If I was an illegal than I would try to be as honest as I could because I don’t want any contact with the police or legal system if I can help it.
I think that is a reasonable attitude so I think that many illegals think the same too.
What do you think?
Answers and Views:
Answer by LeighAnn D
Not nearly as much as our own do.
you must not live in texas? mexican mafia and the drug runners are responsible for so much organized crime it’s almost scarey. then there are just the random drunken stabbings/shootings, dwi’s, cop shootings, wife beatings, murders, AND the fact that illegal is illegal…so they don’t even have to do anything to be a crook, they are by definition.Answer by basurtoraab
There is more crime from legals than illegals, your right about them not wanting contact with the law. There are at lest 20 times as more legals than illegals. are crime rate in the U.S. is more than almost anywhere, Plus a lot of legals are doing crime agianst the illegals b/c they know that the illegals will not go to the police to report it.
Just look at the majority of the people in jail (80 % legal)Answer by Twilight
The usual searches turn up contradictory information, predictably. The consensus from the first 2 credible (i.e. non blog) sources on the search criteria
us “illegal immigrant” crime statistics
turns up these, which basically state that illegals (aside from their being illegal of course) commit as much/little crime as the normal legal population.
“A study published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has discovered that while property-related crime rates have not been affected by increased immigration (both legal and illegal), in border counties there is a significant positive correlation between illegal immigration and violent crime.  However, crime rates from 1994 to 2005 have declined slightly, despite the fact that both legal and illegal immigration have increased. Robert Sampson, Professor in Social Sciences at Harvard University, writes in Harvard Magazine in 2006 that being in the country illegally gives illegal aliens an “extra incentive to keep a clean record and not commit crimes, in order to avoid deportation””
“Last year, a national poll indicated that a third of all Americans believe immigrants significantly increase the crime rate.
The perception is that, yes, they are: the truth is, no one is keeping track.
And the only statistics available that single out the immigration status of defendants and criminals — prison and jail populations, and felonies prosecuted in the county — suggest that illegal immigrants commit crimes at a rate virtually proportionate to their numbers in the general population.”
12 murders every day. That’s about 9,000 a year. Another 13 deaths caused by “Illegal immigrants” a day due to drunk driving. They kill more people every year than the total # of the coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since the war started. They commit 4.1 million crimes a year. They sexually abuse 8 children a day, that’s about 2920 a year. 325,000 have been incarcerated this year alone at a cost to the tax payers of about 35-45 thousand a year. I live in Texas I see it all the time. It makes me sick that my tax dollars pay for them and that my health care costs so damn much because it has to make up for those who don’t pay. You asked for how much crime, well there are some numbers. I hope that that answers your question.Answer by sexy mama
more than the white house?Answer by Mariner
Illegal aliens make up about a third of our prison population. They don’t care if they go to prison. They get three meals and a cot, free medical care, etc. Then, after doing their time, they get a free bus ride to the border where they get to have vacation with their family and friends. Then they sneak over the border again and continue their illegal activity. That’s the truth. It’s a shame that so many people in our country are so gullible as not to see the truth.Answer by youarewrongbobisright
The real problem in getting factual stats on this subject is that there are really no accurate stats about it because some states/localities do not differentiate between legal and illegal immigrants. At least none that I have ever heard of.
That being said most independent studies do show LEGAL immigrants commit fewer crimes then the general populace. This is at least partially motivated by their desire to remain here and if convicted they may face deportation.
ILLEGAL immigrants however commit many crimes while local law enforcement agencies are prohibited from even asking their status due to politics. Thus a large number of crimes committed by illegals are reported as being perpetrated by an immigrant or citizen.
The open borders people love to state that IMMIGRANTS commit less crime then citizens but thats not the question now is it?Answer by Adrian N
do you mean crimes in addition to breaking the federal immigration laws, stealing identities (possibly yours or a that of a family member), lying to the IRS, lying to the school districts, lying to the hospitals, driving without licenses, driving without insurance, and lying to the welfare offices and WIC?
Cuz if that’s what you meant, then here are a few victims (check out the link)Answer by RJ
I suggest you buy, checkout or go to the book store and look up the chapters. The two books are Outrage by Dick Morris and How Satan turned America against God by William Grady. All I will tell you now is that 27% in federal pens are illegals. So that blows the “they don’t do more than our criminals”. How many in the federal pens, 300,000 and estimated in state jails another 300,000.
might go to dickmorris.com. Don’t get me wrong they been coming here since America was formed and the employers now are taking advantage of some, but certainly not all as they get paid pretty good and no one pays FICA, work comp, etc. and screw our country. Wonder if the ilegal or employer had paid 1099 form if one bullet proof vest might have saved a life in Iraq. Take care.Answer by slew
No one knows for sure, since many types of crimes go unreported and unnoticed. How many woman get raped/? How many spouse beat their significant others????
legal Immigrants ingereal do more than their average amount of crimes. Illegal immigrants do more than the legal ones.
THere are many reasons behind it. One is the difference in culture. THey don’t realize that it’s illegal to do somethings in the US, or think that there values are better than our laws. I get annoyed at this, but I found Hispanics overwhelming steal fruits. Either from Farms or stripping someones personal trees. It took me a while to realize why Hispanics disporportionately commit this type of crime. (I am not saying Hispanics commit a higher percent of crime, but rather certain ethnic groups are more likely to commit one type of crime over another). Some Hispanics believe that land is common property. They believe the act of picking the fruit gives fruits its value, rather than owning the tree. Granted that they all know it’s illegal , but the mindset is that it’s not a big deal and our culture is wrong. Not all Hispanics seem to believe in this type of land ownership, because I see Hispanic goes the other way and strongly believe in Plantation mentality. Some countries are so corrupt that laws are not constistent, and people often ignore it, and they bring that attitude here.
SOme laws illegal immigrants break freely, but others are forced. SOme are force to go into prostitution, join a gang, or take part in the drug trade to pay off their debt to the coyote, snake head, or other human trafficker. Illegal immigrants are more likely to break other laws, because they willingly broke one already. It’s a slippery slope. First they break or immigration law, and so they can’t find a job, so they decide to break our law involving identity theft. I agree,since they are most likely poor, we need to take account of that, when we judge them.Answer by Daniel F
Not very much most of them are in hiding from immigration.
The Department of Justice, documents that there are 2,245,189 incarcerated in Federal, States,and local jails.
Human Rights Watch Backgrounder States;
State and Federal Prison Population
Black…43.91%…. Hispanic…18.26% …., White…34.72%Other..3.11%
The percentage of Hispanics at 18.26% of the total 2,245,189, is 409,971 and that figure includes all hispanics in the U.S. American born Citizens, legal immigrants and the Undocumented. of all Hispanic nationalities, Cuban, Peru Columbia , Mexico etc of the rest of hispanics.
As a result the number of undocumented that commit crimes is very low.
Sex Crimes and Illegal Immigration: Misuse of Statistics in politics.
Good Math/ Bad Math By Mark Chu-Carrol PHD
Shows how deception is used by Antis, one of their favor rants. “Dr Deborah Schurman-Kauflin” Author of.
“Side of illegal immigration:Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by illegal Immigrants in the United States.”
She found that 2% of convicted sex criminal were Undocumented, Her trick was she applied the 2% to the total undocumented population, not to the 2% of convicted criminals.
Antis use her study as proof of 1 Million sex crimes , read it and you will know why never to consider documentation from an anti source>
Being each time a illegal crosses or over stays their vistas, and then uses stolen or fraudulent documents, I would say between 12-20 million and more coming each day. Most illegals do not believe coming in it’s self, is a crime, maybe a misdemeanor but a crime nevertheless, and then working with stolen or fraudulence document is a felonyAnswer by biwagirl20a
Well, for one EVERY ILLEGAL IS A CRIMINAL.
They are commiting crimes just by being here.
Here is some other info:
From the L.A. Times
1. 40% of all workers in L.A. County ( L.A. County has 10.2 million people)
are working for cash and not paying taxes. This was because they are
predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien
Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers
5. Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers
are Mexican nationals here illegally
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles
are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9. 21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish speaking.
10. In L.A. County 5.1 million people speak English
Also, this is interesting:
Facts, Figures And Statistics On Illegal ImmigrationSearch This Site
The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration
In Biting the Hand That Feeds You, Congressman Steve King of Iowa noted:
What would the May 1, 2006, illegal immigration boycott look like without illegal immigration?
The lives of 12 U.S. citizens would be saved who otherwise would die a violent death at the hands of murderous illegal aliens each day.
Another 13 Americans would survive who are otherwise killed each day by uninsured drunk driving illegals.
There would be no one to smuggle across our southern border the heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines, which plague the United States, reducing the U.S. supply of methamphetamines that day, by 80%.
Our hospital emergency rooms would not be flooded with everything from gunshot wounds, to anchor babies, to imported diseases, to hangnails, giving American citizens the day off from standing in line behind illegals.
Eight American children would not suffer the horror as victims of sex crimes.
https://www.usillegalaliens.comAnswer by DAR
I’ve seen studies that legal immigrants are less likely to commit crime than the native population (they are screened to come in, remember) and illegal immigrants are more likely to. However, the biggest problem is the revolving door and inability to trace those who do commit crime, which is why you see that average of 7 or 9 (I forget which) convictions per convicted illegal according to some FBI study or other.
People have been using borders to avoid accountability for crime since long before Butch Cassidy did. Those would never be let in legally, and we don’t want them at all.
I would be all over the idea of figuring out what to do with the good sort here while securing our borders and cutting welfare type benefits (I’d even hold off on the school issue for a year or two) so long as we deported all gang members illegally here and all convicted criminals including DUI violators here.
DHS says 650,000 will be in our local jails and state prisons from which they are not deported, typically, this year alone. What do you think the immigration picture would look like if those were gone? When they aren’t even going for that low hanging fruit, and AREN’T policing benefits, who are they kidding making big splashes with raids against the sort gainfully employed?
This needs a solution, but nothing they are doing makes me think they want one.Answer by #1 Mommy
AS MANY AS THE LEGAL AND AMERICANS COMMIT MAYBE A LOT LESS BUT ITS ALWAYS MORE NOTICES JUST FOR BEING UNDOCUMENTED