For a while now, Irregular Times has been documenting the stark discrepancy between right wing claims that immigration causes high crime rates and statistics that show crime rates decrease after waves of immigrants arrive in American communities such as Lewiston, Maine and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Now,
Just two weeks ago, the U.S. Government released detailed new crime statistics for the entire nation through its Crime in the United States report. These statistics matter because they counter a great deal of hype by many on both sides of the gun control debate.
In the Vice Presidential debate last night, this is what Mike Pence had to say about crime in the United States: “You just heard Senator Kaine reject stop-and-frisk. Well, I would suggest to you that the families that live in our inner cities that are