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Study on crime rate of deported illegals

September 8, 2008 5:11:21 AM PDT
A new study says illegal immigrants released from local jails and deported are more likely than other immigrants to commit a crime upon their return to the U.S.According to a study by the Rand Corporation, 75 percent committed another crime within a year, and 28 percent were arrested multiple times in a one year period.

But the L.A. Times reports that the data indicates illegal immigrants who have not been deported were not a greater crime risk.

The researchers say the study could impact public policy in L.A. County and other counties nationwide.


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