According to a new study on crime in Arizona, a state plagued by illegal immigration, one group commits twice as many crimes as any other: Illegal Aliens. The statistics are detailed in a report by researcher John Lott.
From the Washington Times:
The report, from the Crime Prevention Research Center, used a previously untapped set of data from Arizona that detailed criminal convictions and found that illegal immigrants between 15 and 35 are less than 3 percent of the state’s population, but nearly 8 percent of its prison population.
And most of the crimes are of a far more serious nature.
Among nearly 4,000 first- and second-degree murder convictions, undocumented immigrants accounted for nearly 13 percent — significantly higher than their percentage of the population. Legal immigrants, by contrast, were less than 1 percent of convicts. Native-born made up the rest.
Undocumented immigrants also accounted for five times the rate of convictions for money laundering and kidnapping, and were three times more likely to be convicted of drive-by shootings.
According to Lott’s report:
If undocumented immigrants committed crime nationally as they do in Arizona, in 2016 they would have been responsible for over 1,000 more murders, 5,200 rapes, 8,900 robberies, 25,300 aggravated assaults, and 26,900 burglaries.
This flies in the face of liberal propaganda and media talking points that usually boast that immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes.