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Immigrants Reporting Fewer Crimes Since Presidential Immigration Stance

Posted Feb 5, 2018

Since the U.S. Government has increased focus on undocumented immigrants, Latinos are less willing to report crime. Crime reporting in immigrant neighborhoods of three major cities: Los Angeles, Dallas and Philadelphia, has dropped since 2016. The Los Angeles City Council is requesting a report on the topic from the LAPD. The Police Chief of a fourth city, Salt Lake, also finds less crime reported from Latino areas and suspects it arises from fear of deportation. See Newsweek, NPR