Despite the ‘sensationalist’ headlines, a report this week says that eastern European immigrants to the UK have not caused an increase in crime. Rates among immigrant populations are the same as the rest of the population.
Of course they are – at present. But an indication is given by an acceptance that some forms of organized robbery and tensions between communities ARE higher. These are the first indicators that the level WILL rise.
I say this because it is the way of history. Yes, most immigrants from anywhere to any country are law-abiding, but always a criminal element comes with them, and organizes a criminal fraternity. Think Mafia.
This is as inevitable as night follows day.
© Anthony North, April 2008
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