Importing Violence: Decrease in Phoenix Crime Coincides with Decrease in Illegal Alien Population

Once again I point to Dr. Deborah Shurmin-Kauflin, author of Vulture: Profiling Sadistic Serial Killers, and her essay Importing Violence: The Danger of Immigration from Violent Cultures in which she points out that when we allow unassimilated immigrants to form their own communities that separate them from mainstream American views they will import views and practices that are acceptable in other countries but are understood to be morally wrong, and illegal here.

Of course many people claim that saying such a thing is nativist paranoia, but Latino gangs have imported their anti-Black racism into our cities with near genocidal results.

Sexual crimes against children are also something more acceptable in Latin American and Muslim cultures, and we have certainly seen an upswing in those, not that there’s an upswing in reports by a politically correct media. An 11-year-old running off with her 24-year-old “boyfriend” barely raises an eyebrow anymore as long as the girl is Latina. Illegals impregnating 10-year-olds is considered a topic that “distracts” from serious discussion of immigration policies. Video reports of the illegal alien who tried to kidnap a 9-year-old girl just weeks after trying to buy the girl from her mother are removed from YouTube because it offends people. Meanwhile our children suffer while we embrace some multicultural ideal.

Lesbians suffer at the hands of imported anti-gay misogyny. Transsexuals like Angie Zapata suffer at the hands of the imported “machismo” culture. Young Black men of promise are gunned down before they even enter their prime. And none of this is to be used, on pain of being called a racist, in a serious discussion of immigration policy. These are facts that the left doesn’t want you to consider in any debate about immigration, and worse, they say such anecdotal evidence is meaningless.

But here is another fact that supports the truth about the high cost of illegal immigration, one that cannot be denied because numbers don’t lie:

A marked drop in Phoenix-area crime coincides with the recession and a drop in the number of illegal immigrants in Arizona.

Phoenix has seen a 25 percent decline in the number of crimes during the first five months of 2009 compared to the same time period in 2007 when the economy began to slow. Violent crime in Phoenix is down 12 percent, according crime statistics from the Phoenix Police Department.

The Mesa Police Department reports a 19 percent decrease in total crimes for the first half of 2009 versus the first half of 2007, including a 10 percent drop in violent crime. Tempe has seen a 25 percent total drop.

At the same time, the state’s illegal immigrant population has decreased by as much as one-third thanks to the down U.S. economy, tougher enforcement polices by the federal government and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the state’s employer sanctions law which goes after businesses who hire undocumented workers, said Steven Camarota, director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

CIS estimates Arizona’s illegal immigrant population has gone from 579,000 in 2007 to 388,000 this year — 191,000-person drop.

Camarota said enforcement was the initial reason for the drop in illegal immigration in Arizona, but now it’s more due to the lack of jobs for migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico.

Maybe wanting there to be less crime is racist too?

h/t Pat Dollard