Study: 22% of 2007 Felonies Caused by Illegals

KFYI (Phoenix), October 2, 2008

A new study from the Maricopa County Attorney is showing that illegal immigrants are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime.

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The study concluded that nine percent of Arizona’s population is in the country illegally, yet nearly 22 percent of felonies sentenced in Maricopa County are committed by illegal immigrants.

Arizona taxpayers shell out $114 million annually to cover the cost of incarcerating them.

[Editor’s Note: The report “Illegal Immigration,” from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, can be read or downloaded as a PDF document here.]

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