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Immigrant Status and Arrests for Aggravated Assaults and Robberies in Miami

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This paper investigates how race/ethnicity is associated with specific types of violent crime such as aggravated assault and robbery. We extend the study of the role of race and ethnicity for violence by comparing foreign-born citizens and U.S. citizens. Specifically, we examine whether immigrant status is associated with increased likelihoods of being arrested for robbery than aggravated assault. Using 2000 through 2004 violent crime arrestee data for the City of Miami, we use logistic regression to examine the association between race/ethnicity, citizenship, and likelihood of arrest for these two violent crimes. Contrary to popular expectations, the results show that citizenship or immigration status rarely plays a role in the violent crime of arrestees. Incident characteristics, such as multiple offenders, or gender and age, were consistently more important influences in shaping the likelihood of arrest for robbery compared to aggravated assault. Overall, the analyses revealed few significant relationships between immigration status and arrests for violence, suggesting that immigrant groups have more in common with native groups' arrests for criminal violence than is commonly assumed.
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Nielsen, Amie., Stowell, Jacob. and Martinez, Ramiro. "Immigrant Status and Arrests for Aggravated Assaults and Robberies in Miami" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 04, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p372480_index.html>

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Nielsen, A. L., Stowell, J. I. and Martinez, R. , 2009-11-04 "Immigrant Status and Arrests for Aggravated Assaults and Robberies in Miami" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p372480_index.html

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Abstract: This paper investigates how race/ethnicity is associated with specific types of violent crime such as aggravated assault and robbery. We extend the study of the role of race and ethnicity for violence by comparing foreign-born citizens and U.S. citizens. Specifically, we examine whether immigrant status is associated with increased likelihoods of being arrested for robbery than aggravated assault. Using 2000 through 2004 violent crime arrestee data for the City of Miami, we use logistic regression to examine the association between race/ethnicity, citizenship, and likelihood of arrest for these two violent crimes. Contrary to popular expectations, the results show that citizenship or immigration status rarely plays a role in the violent crime of arrestees. Incident characteristics, such as multiple offenders, or gender and age, were consistently more important influences in shaping the likelihood of arrest for robbery compared to aggravated assault. Overall, the analyses revealed few significant relationships between immigration status and arrests for violence, suggesting that immigrant groups have more in common with native groups' arrests for criminal violence than is commonly assumed.


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Aggravated Assaults and Robberies in Miami: An Examination of Haitian, African American, and Latino Victimization


 
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