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Does immigration cause crime?

Priya Shah | 18:16 UK time, Wednesday, 19 September 2007

A chief constable here in Britain says increased immigration has led to an increase in knife crime and drink-driving offences. Julie Spence, of Cambridgeshire police, says police are struggling to cope. I've just been looking at some research in the US which says immigrants don't cause more crime, they just get imprisoned more often. So, do you think immigration causes more crime, or are we just more likely to blame immigrants for problems that already exist?

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