Immigration Policy: Importing Murder, Mayhem, And a New Underclass

Because of the

recent murders
committed by a

Korean immigrant
, much discussion in the media
surrounds gun control, violence
on campus
and mentally ill people.

Virtually no discussion, needless to say, surrounds

immigration and violent crime.

Good data on

immigrants and crime

notoriously hard to get
. But health statistics from
the Centers for Disease Control help. In a nutshell:
they show that the

Hispanic population
engages in a

high level

violent behavior.
Young Asians generally behave much
like their non-Hispanic, white counterparts—with the
possible exception of some

young males.

The government numbers come from

vital statistics collected at the local level
Sometimes mistakes occur in reporting Hispanic
ethnicity, especially on death certificates.
Nevertheless, the numbers are consistent and plentiful
so that conclusions can be drawn. 

Death by homicide is my first data set.  Why do I
look at the victims and not the perpetrators?  Because
death certificates contain reasonably reliable

information about race and ethnicity.
And, generally
speaking, people murder their own people—as the numbers
will show. 

In, ­Deaths:  Leading Causes for 2003, [PDF]
homicide is listed as the 7th leading cause
of death among Hispanics; 21st for
non-Hispanic whites and 6th for non-Hispanic
blacks.  For Asian/Pacific Islanders, homicide is not
among the top ten causes of death. 

This is somewhat misleading however, as Hispanics are
younger than the white and black populations.  When
adjusted for age,

blacks have the highest homicide rate,
followed by
Hispanics, Native Americans, then Asians and, last,

The highest rates of death by homicide occur among
men, aged 20 to 24.  The table below ranks these deaths
by rate of homicides per 100,000 in each specified


Number of Deaths

Percent of all deaths

Rate per 100,000

Black, Non-Hisp








Native American




Asian/Pac Islander




White, Non-Hisp




Black males, from ages 20 to 24, are murdered at a
rate ten times higher than are their white peers. 
Hispanic males are

at a rate five times higher than their
white peers. Asians at twice the rate of their white

Clearly, black men are murdering other black men,
since they have high rates of both crime and victimhood.
Also, note that in this age group, homicides account for
42 percent of black male deaths and 28 percent of
Hispanic male deaths.  Horrifying. 

Among females, the death by homicide rates are as
follows:  blacks—14 per 100,000 population; Hispanics—5.9;
whites—2.4. The rates for


Native Americans
were not given because they were
statistically insignificant. 

Men are highly likely to be the murderers in these
cases.  In other age groups, homicide rates for

whites and Asians
are more similar.

Last, for the littlest people, ages one to four, 13.3
percent of deaths among black babies

resulted from
murder.  Among Hispanics, 8.3 percent

babies` deaths
were murder and among

, 4.8 percent.

My second data set: Another big killer among males is
accidents.  For men from the ages of 25 to 34, the death
rate range for

is consistent in all groups except among
Asians where the rate is very low: Asians—14.2;
Hispanics—45.4; blacks—48.4 and whites—49.5 per 100,000

From this one might conclude that young men are a
danger to themselves and if in cars, a

danger to others as well.

A third data set: In another publication of CDC,

Health, United States, 2006
, Table 47 gives the
death rates for firearms.  These are not necessarily
hostile deaths. For example, white males over the age of
65 have a rate of 25.6 deaths per 100,000 while black
males of the same age group have a rate of 14.6.  But
this is a non-aggressive age group and these deaths are

more likely
to be accidents or

rather than assaults. Homicide is not among
the top ten causes of death for older men. but death by
accident is.

Might white men be having hunting accidents?  Hmm,
beware of

Dick Cheney!

For young men, however, the death rates suggest that
the firearm deaths were a

subset of homicides
as they correlate to

the homicide rates.
 For the age group 15 to 24
years, the rates were as follows:  blacks (who may be
Hispanic)—80.7 per 100,000 population; Hispanics—32.4;
whites—14.3 and Asians—8.8.

Older men have their issues as well.  Death caused by
chronic liver disease and

is most common among men, ages 55 to 64
years old.  The rate of death per 100,000 population is:


Native Americans
—53.7; blacks—41.2; whites—30.8 and
for Asians—9.7. 

My conclusion: The fastest growing segment of the
U.S. population is Hispanic.  Not only is the

number driven by immigrants
moving here, but also
Hispanic immigrant women now account for almost one
quarter of

annual births
.  Moreover, Hispanics account for much
of the rise in poor people. 

And in Health, United States, 2006,  Table 3
shows the change in the number of children in families
headed by females with no spouse present.  Between 1990
and 2004, the number of children in these households
declined by 231,000.  All groups declined— the number of
black children declining by 591,000—except Hispanics. 
The number of

poor Hispanic children
increased by 523,000. 
This is, literally, a

breeding ground
for trouble.

Many noted authorities have written about the
problems associated with the poor, especially in
female-headed households.

Daniel  Patrick Moynihan
and Oscar Lewis

are two
well-known authorities. Another sobering social history
is by

David T. Courtwright
Violent Land: Single Men and Social Disorder from the Frontier to the Inner City.
Courtwright states on his page 241: "For someone who
is purportedly missing, the absent father is everywhere
in the literature of ghetto social problems." 

For trends in illegitimate births among immigrants
see my

Marriage Promotion?  Try immigrant Demotion
,, May 08, 2004 or see 

Illegitimate Nation:
An Examination of Out of Wedlock Births Among Immigrants
and Natives
Center For Immigration
Studies, May 2007, which

coincidentally uses
many of the same facts.

Hispanic women, both immigrant and native, have a
high rate of

illegitimate births
and the numbers are rising

for all women,
not just Hispanics.  Moreover, twenty
percent of births to native-born Hispanics are to


Murder and mayhem are just some of the problems our
country can anticipate from importing these

Third-World people
who do not succeed in an

industrialized society.

Immigration policy is creating a new


Linda Thom [email
is a retiree and refugee from California. She formerly
worked as an officer for a major bank and as a budget
analyst for the County Administrator of Santa Barbara.