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Crime rates low along border

Arizona certainly has problems caused by illegal immigration, but rising crime isn't one of them. Violent crime has been declining in Arizona, and violent crime rates in border counties are among the lowest in the entire country, according to FBI crime data. In fact, major cities all along the southern border have low crime rates, and it is much safer being a border agent than being a cop in most major U.S. cities.