We have a regular visitor here who likes to predict that allowing Somali refugees to settle in the United States will utterly destroy the country because they’ll somehow engage in massive waves of crime. When we confront this visitor with actual, observable trends — which indicate
Is the Little Mogadishu Really the Epicenter of Crime in Minneapolis? Crime Reports Say Absolutely Not.
I encourage you to visit the comments sections for a variety of articles at Irregular Times regarding Muslim immigrants to America from Somalia (see here, here and here for some examples). In those comments, you can find visitors eager to spread anecdotal claims that crime
For a few years now, I’ve been looking into the persistent notion some people have that Somali immigrants have somehow plunged the city of Lewiston, Maine into an unprecedented crime wave. If you look into actual crime statistics, you’ll find out pretty quickly that this anti-immigrant perception