Perhaps Donald Trump could’ve been more articulate when he blasted Mexico’s immigrants for bringing crime to our country, but those fearing crime as a consequence of immigration aren’t wrong.
With the refugee crisis dominating the news, let’s take our attention away from immigration south of the border and focus it on immigration from the Middle East.
The UK has been trying its own experiment with multiculturalism for quite some time now. And as for the results? Things aren’t going so well.
As the Daily Mail reported:
The murder capital of Britain is actually a sleepy Lincolnshire town – which has also seen the highest increase in migrants in the country.
Boston came top of a list of the local authorities with the most cases of murder, attempted murder or conspiracy to commit murder per 100,000 people, recently released by the Home Office.
The town recorded 10 such cases in the year up to September 2015 – two homicides and eight attempted murders – meaning when adjusted for the population there were 15-per-100,000 people, placing it above the likes of London and Manchester.It meant that Boston is the place where it was most likely someone would kill you, try to kill you or plot to kill you.
And census figures reveal it is also the authority with the highest increase in the number of foreign-born residents, which has caused controversy among residents for years.Research by the Migration Observatory, based at Oxford University, showed that there was a 467 per cent increase in the number of people born abroad between censuses in 2001 and 2011.
The people are taking notice. Back in 2014 the BBC’s Saturday Morning Live posed the question to the audience (where they could text in their answers) “Is multiculturalism working?” The response was overwhelmingly in one direction:
As Europe continues to open the floodgates to refugees stories like this are just a preview of what’s to happen. I seldom agree with Bill Maher, but he certainly was onto something when he said “I think that Islam is a problem” and that people who think Syrian refugees have values at odds with US values, “may not be wrong.”
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]