Crime in Arpaio’s Arizona…

#nofb There has been a lot of discussion about crime rates, particularly as they pertain to the immigration debate. Despite the rhetoric, crime rates have been going down in Arizona. Recent research also shows that cities with higher levels of immigration experience lower levels of crime. However, despite the lower crime rates throughout Arizona, crime rates seem not to be going down in Joe Arpaio’s jurisdiction. Does this mean he needs to get tougher on crime, and his current policies need to go further, or does this mean that his current policy of going after non-violent immigrants who are out of status is pulling resources from the violent criminals? My guess is the latter. He’ll likely argue the former.

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