Murray, however, has uncovered newly available arrest statistics from the Open Data Initiative by race (with Hispanics usually broken out) and type of crime for thirteen cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
For property crime, Murray finds, Latinos were arrested 1.5 times as often as whites, a modest difference especially considering the disparity in average age. My vague impression going back to the 1970s in the San Fernando Valley (a surprising number of my memories from that decade involve my long search for an uncuttable bicycle lock) is that Mexicans used to have a worse thievery problem than they do now.
Perhaps Mexicans have evolved cultural norms over time against burglary because so many are now employed working in homes and yards and they don’t want to tarnish their people’s reputation for being trustworthy enough to let onto your property?
If so, good for them.
Groups can sometimes change for the better, if they want to enough.
But nobody anymore asks blacks to do better.
Blacks in these thirteen cities were arrested for property offenses five times as often per capita as whites.
I’d point out that the four big cities at the top of the list have high rents so they tend to have low white murder rates because white lowlifes can’t afford to live there. On other other hand, they also have a lot of white homeless bums who likely commit a lot of property crime.
Anybody know whether the Mexican property crime rate has improved since the 1970s in Southern California?