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Fact check: Ted lieu's claims about southern borders immigrants Fact check: Ted lieu's claims about southern borders immigrants
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WikiTribune is fact checking claims made by Ted Lieu about immigrants to the US WikiTribune is fact checking claims made by Ted Lieu about immigrants to the US
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Ted Lieu, member of the congress, <a href="https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1076870227307126785" target="_blank" rel="noopener">wrote a tweet</a> in which he claimed the following : Ted Lieu, member of the congress, <a href="https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1076870227307126785" target="_blank" rel="noopener">wrote a tweet</a> in which he claimed the following :
http://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1076870227307126785 http://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1076870227307126785
<strong>Claim 1 </strong> <strong>Claim 1 </strong>
" Violent crime is down" " Violent crime is down"
<strong>Fact check 1 : True. </strong> <strong>Fact check 1 : True. </strong>
The bureau of justice statistics <a href="https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&amp;iid=245">collects information each year</a> " data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of about 135,000 households, composed of nearly 225,000 persons, on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States" The bureau of justice statistics <a href="https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&amp;iid=245">collects information each year</a> " data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of about 135,000 households, composed of nearly 225,000 persons, on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States"
This graph from <a href="https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&amp;iid=6427">BJS</a> shows the change in violence over the years: This graph from <a href="https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&amp;iid=6427">BJS</a> shows the change in violence over the years:
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-95399" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/12/31153859/imageedit_1_2602214392.jpg" alt="" width="532" height="554" /> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-95399" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/12/31153859/imageedit_1_2602214392.jpg" alt="" width="532" height="554" />
<strong>Claim 2 </strong> <strong>Claim 2 </strong>
" Property crime is down" " Property crime is down"
<strong>Fact check 2 </strong>  <strong>Fact check 2: False</strong>
The National Crime Victimization Survey <a href="https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&amp;tid=32">measures</a> "the property crimes of household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft",  
  The National Crime Victimization Survey <a href="https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&amp;tid=32">measures</a> "the property crimes of household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft", it reports <a href="https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv17.pdf">here</a> that there was a statistically insignificant decrease in property crime between 2015 and 2017.
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<strong>Claim 3 </strong> <strong>Claim 3 </strong>
" Immigrants, both documented &amp; undocumented, commit less crime than native born citizens" " Immigrants, both documented &amp; undocumented, commit less crime than native born citizens"
<strong>Fact check 3 : True. </strong> <strong>Fact check 3 : True. </strong>
A report by <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/undocumented-aliens-violent-crime-murder-statistics-data-2018-8">business insider corroborates</a> the analysis found that" <span class="">Statistics suggest, however, that unauthorized immigrants actually commit crimes at lower rates than native-born citizens" </span> A report by <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/undocumented-aliens-violent-crime-murder-statistics-data-2018-8">business insider corroborates</a> the analysis found that" <span class="">Statistics suggest, however, that unauthorized immigrants actually commit crimes at lower rates than native-born citizens" </span>
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