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Jul 8, 2023
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Immigrants and Crime Rates in Canada Kapil Luther 300123123 Yorkville University Course Name, Number, and Section Professor Name June 24, 2023
Abstract This essay explores the contentious topic of whether bringing more immigrants to Canada increases crime rates. While some Canadians argue that immigrants contribute to an upsurge in criminal activities, this paper aims to debunk this misconception. By examining relevant research and employing logical reasoning, it becomes evident that immigrants do not significantly increase crime rates in Canada. This essay presents three strong reasons supporting this position, along with a counterargument paragraph summarizing opposing views. Introduction Canada's step to accept 500,000 immigrants per year in the coming years has pioneered a debate among Canadians regarding the potential impact on crime rates ( Molnar, 2022). Considering some argue that an increase in immigrants would increase higher crime rates, a closer evaluation shows that such concerns are largely unfounded. Support arguments suggest that immigrants do not significantly contribute to increased criminal activities in Canada, and crime rates among immigrants tend to be low. This paper aims to bring a compelling argument against the argument that bringing more immigrants to Canada would lead to higher crime rates. Through visiting three key factors socio-economic factors, community integration, and demographic composition it becomes clear that immigrants contribute positively to Canadian society and do not pose a threat to public safety (Raijman et al., 2003). Immigrants and Crime Rates in Canada
Effects socio-economic factors are important in explaining why more immigrants in Canada do not engineer higher crime rates. Immigrants are motivated by economic opportunities and the desire for a better life, which makes them prioritize education and finding a job ( Rochmaedah et al., 2022). They understand that gaining valuable skills and education improves their chances of success and they want to avoid getting involved in criminal activities. That's why they mostly look for legal jobs, participate in job training, and contribute positively to their communities, which discourages them from committing crimes. Most studies, consistently highlighted that immigrants generally have lower crime rates compared to people born in Canada. This evidence shows the idea that socioeconomic factors have an impact on immigrants' behavior and do not allow them from engaging in criminal activities. It shows the connection between immigrants' striving for a better life and their lower involvement in crime. In addition, immigrants understand that committing crimes not only has legal effects but also hinders their chances of improving their lives ( Cervantes & Menjívar, 2020). They are geared to make the most of the opportunities in their new country and they know that getting involved in illegal activities can destroy their chances. This understanding reinforces their preference for legal jobs, education, and making positive contributions to society, which contributes to the lower crime rates among immigrants. Socioeconomic aspects play a major part in elaborating why more immigrants in Canada do not take part in higher crime rates. Immigrants are geared to better their lives and pursue economic opportunities, which pioneers them to prioritize education, seek legal employment, and make positive contributions to society. Research always has shown that immigrants generally have lower crime rates, supporting the argument that their pursuit of socioeconomic stability
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