Newsweek Poll: Migrants Blamed for Crime in New York

A new poll shows that most New York City residents blame the influx of migrants for the city’s crime rate.

The poll, conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies for Newsweek, found that 70% blame migrants for the current crime rate, 41% say immigration is having a significant impact, and 31% say it has a “fair amount” of impact; 18% of those surveyed said it had a small impact, while 10% said it had no impact.

The New York Police Department recently released crime data for April that showed overall crime decreasing 4.9% while seeing declines in murder, grand larceny-auto, burglary, and felony assault, compared to April of 2023, according to Newsweek.

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