Crap Reporting - Again
The subtitle says "Think Illegals are More Likely to be Involved in Crime? Think Again"
The opening paragraphs:
Some say undocumented immigrants -- illegal aliens, as they're often called -- spread crime when they come to the U.S. Others say that is a myth.
Reliable statistics on crime by undocumented immigrants are hard to come by. But the Chicago Sun-Times has learned that less than 4 percent of the adults in Illinois prisons have been identified as illegal immigrants. And as of mid-July, less than 3 percent of the inmates in Cook County Jail were illegals.
Those incarceration figures nearly mirror the undocumented immigrant population.
Then we read the rest of the article:
Those numbers are, as of now, the best snapshot available.
But they could be incomplete.
That's because the figures are based on "detainer warrants" -- and not every illegal immigrant in jail or prison has one. What's more, immigrants tend to under-report crime in their communities out of fear of the police, Weitzer said.
The Cook County Jail figures also could be misleading, since not everyone in custody can be considered a criminal -- some have been charged with crimes but not convicted.
One would think the media had an agenda.
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