At the same time the crime rate in Prince William County made the biggest drop in seven years, it seems that the crime rate in Fairfax County is increasing. This wouldn’t happen to have anything to do with the frequent reports of illegal aliens relocating from Prince William County to Fairfax County now, would it?
Overall crime in Fairfax County increased by nearly 22 percent for the first quarter 2008 compared to first quarter figures from last year.
Of the seven categories used to evaluate crime statistics, only two categories, rape and robbery, showed declines. Between January 2008 and March 2008, there were 27 rapes county-wide, eight less than that same period last year. There were 155 robberies in the first quarter of 2007 and 113 the first quarter this year.
The most striking increase was in the number of larcenies, skyrocketing from 2,851 in the first quarter of 2007 to 3,643 in 2008.
Although it is very difficult to draw any conclusions over crime rate data during short periods, and attribute potential causation when so many factors come into play, it’s not like there’s no relationship between illegal aliens and crime that might help explain this. There’s an extensive relationship between the two that has been strongly demonstrated over the past several decades, particularly in areas where large groups of illegal aliens are present such as southern California. Illegal aliens account for 25% of all federal inmates, the Virginia State Police report that 90% of all MS-13 members are illegal aliens, and 20% of the population in the Prince William County Adult Detention Center are illegal aliens. While no one suggests that all, or even most illegal aliens pose a criminal risk, there certainly is a significant criminal element within this population and they account for a proportion of the area’s crime statistics far in excess of the proportion of the population they represent.
So while Gerry Connolly keeps his welcome mat (as he puts it) out for illegal aliens, his constituents pay the price in increased crime. Where that welcome mat has been rolled up and the rule of law actually garners respect, crime decreases. It should be interesting to see how Gerry Connolly justifies this decision during this year’s campaign, and why he would rather subject his constituents to criminal illegal aliens rather than stop welcoming illegal aliens to unlawfully reside in Fairfax County.
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