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Old 07-26-2008, 01:00 AM
 
Location: California
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I mightve posed this question before. But I'd like to hear some new opinions.

We've seen post after post about crimes committed by illegal aliens. Forming such a large percentage of the overall population in America, I'd be surprised if we werent hearing about any crimes committed by these people!
I mean, theres millions in this country.
So we get the idea that these bloodthirsty criminals are jumping our border ready to steal some identities, get in on welfare benefits, and just create some mayhem in the country.(Can WIC checks and Food Stamps be used for guns and ammo??)

So naturally, wouldn't we think that the cities with the largest populations of illegal immigrants would end up being the most dangerous cities in this country? Imagine a city with over a million illegal immigrants in it. Or at least in the hundreds of thousands. Wouldn't these cities be a warzone?

So why is it that Los Angeles and New York, are not the most dangerous major cities in the country?
Why is New York, with its massive immigrant population, one of the safest big cities?
Why is Los Angeles crime so much lower than it was 15 years ago when there were a lot less illegal immigrants?
And come to think of it, why does San Diego, the most busy border city in the country, right next to Tijuana, have some of the lowest crime rates in the country?
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I mightve posed this question before. But I'd like to hear some new opinions.

We've seen post after post about crimes committed by illegal aliens. Forming such a large percentage of the overall population in America, I'd be surprised if we werent hearing about any crimes committed by these people!
I mean, theres millions in this country.
So we get the idea that these bloodthirsty criminals are jumping our border ready to steal some identities, get in on welfare benefits, and just create some mayhem in the country.(Can WIC checks and Food Stamps be used for guns and ammo??)

So naturally, wouldn't we think that the cities with the largest populations of illegal immigrants would end up being the most dangerous cities in this country? Imagine a city with over a million illegal immigrants in it. Or at least in the hundreds of thousands. Wouldn't these cities be a warzone?

So why is it that Los Angeles and New York, are not the most dangerous major cities in the country?
Why is New York, with its massive immigrant population, one of the safest big cities?
Why is Los Angeles crime so much lower than it was 15 years ago when there were a lot less illegal immigrants?
And come to think of it, why does San Diego, the most busy border city in the country, right next to Tijuana, have some of the lowest crime rates in the country?
can you post sources for these stats?
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:26 AM
 
Location: California
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can you post sources for these stats?
Look it up.

Heres a list of the most dangerous cities.
Los Angeles never comes up on the top of the list. Compton does, but thats a very small section of Los Angeles. And its only about half Latino, some of those being illegal.
We see Philly, Detroit, St. Louis, Atlanta. Not exactly known for massive illegal populations compared to Los Angeles, New York, Miami.

Safest and Most Dangerous U.S. Cities, 2007 — Infoplease.com

Seymour Brave Bloggers: Top Ten Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.

Not too sure about these sources, but its pretty much common knowledge by now. So Im just giving you something to look at. Scroll down to "Cities over 500,000. Its the second list.

Rankings by Population Group
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