Daily Digit: The link between immigration and crime is fake news, study says

Sam Matthews
Producer

The Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world turn. Today we’re looking at the apparent myth that links immigrant populations with crime. According to a Gallup Poll, 45 percent of Americans believe that immigrants cause crime rates to rise, but new research from the Marshall Project shows that as immigrant populations grew by 118 percent since 1980, violent crime actually dropped by 36 percent.