Do you see a strong correlation? Does the data mimic the corresponding data? If both pieces of data follow a trend does that mean they cause on another? What would cause this increase of Legal and Illegal Immigrants? Poverty? Bad government? Is this to say that these possible causes of the previous variables are inadvertently affecting the crime rates in America?
Looking deeper Is there a correlation between the increase of the different types of immigrants? From just looking at the statistics previously given it is hard to say what caused it. To do you must look deeper into the problem You have to ask questions like where do the immigrants come from and why are they immigrating to the United States?
Illegal and legal immigrants from Mexico Reasons for immigration Mexico has a : High poverty rate 44.2% of Mexico’s population is below the Poverty Line 33.7% is in Moderate Poverty 10.5% is in Extreme Poverty A large population does not have health care 43.9 Million people ( 39.5% of population) The highest minimum wage in Mexico was $4.45 (2010) High crime rate
Conclusion So after looking at all this data, with possible connections. What have we found out? The amount of property and violent crime decreased while the amounts of illegal immigrants increased. There was not any visible connections between the increase of legal immigrants and American crime rates. Most of the incoming illegal immigrants are from Mexico Many of these illegal immigrants wish to experience the “American Dream”. So they illegally cross over the border from Mexico into the united states. So from looking at the data we can say that there may have been a connection between the increase of illegal immigration and crime rates, but truthfully it was only a coincidence and the two did not directly affect each other.