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Report suggests that fears that immigration is a threat to Southern California public safety are unjustified

According to a recent study, immigrants—including immigrants living in Orange County—are far less likely than the average U.S.-born citizen to commit crime in California. The Public Policy Institute of California report, that can be found here, said that while people born outside the United States make up about 35 percent of California’s adult population they only account for about 17 percent of the adult prison population.

The findings suggest that long-standing fears that immigration jeopardizes public safety are unjustified. The report also noted that U.S.-born adult men are incarcerated at a rate more than 2 1/2 times greater than that of foreign-born men.


If you have been charged with a crime that could have an effect on your immigration status, please contact Orange County Criminal Attorney William Weinberg at 714.834.1400.