Theory vs. Reality
According to one theory, immigrants are supposed to have fewer ties to the local community and will be more likely to become criminals. According to another theory, immigrants from high-crime areas are more likely to already be criminals. According to both theories, an area with a high immigration rate should have an increasing crime rate. In reality, New York, with a large and diverse immigrant population, appears to be immune to the crime epidemic on the East Coast.
On the other hand, maybe immigrants only move to low-crime areas …
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