Are migrants criminals?
In 2021, about 10,800 migrants were found to have been convicted of crimes and arrested. This represents roughly 6 out of 1,000 individuals.
How many rapists attempted to cross the border?
In 2021, 488 people were arrested who had been convicted of sexual offenses, about 3 in 10,000.
How many terrorists tried to cross the border illegally?
In 2021, 16 people were arrested who were on the "Terrorist Watchlist". People on watchlists are not necessarily terrorists – they might be from a certain country, they might know someone who is a terrorist, etc. Most "terrorists" have attempt to enter legally.
Do border cities experience higher crime rates?
According to the FBI, all but one of the seven largest cities that share the border with a Mexican counterpart have lower violent crime rates than the national average.
How many murderers attempted to cross the border?
In 2021, 60 people were arrested who had been convicted of murder, or about 3 in 100,000.
Works Cited and Data Table for Discussion: What about the crime that migrants bring across the border?