By Kevin J. Mullen (auth.)
Have rookies to American towns been chargeable for a disproportionate volume of violent crime? harmful Strangers takes up this question through studying the prevalence of felony violence between a number of waves of immigrant/ethnic teams in San Francisco over a hundred and fifty years. by means of numerous teams - Irish, German, Italian, and chinese language immigrants, essentially - and their diverse stories at various occasions within the city's historical past, this examine addresses the problem of the way a lot violence should be attributed to new teams' therapy by way of the host society and what sort of will be traced to features present in their neighborhood of beginning. risky Strangers fills an said hole within the literature of murder reviews and broadens our knowing of newcomer violence.
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1. October 1949: A drunken Chilean kills an unnamed black porter in a drinking tent near the beach. 2. March 1850: A group of Chileans stab and kill a Frenchman leaving a brothel on Pacific Street. 3. June 1850: A Chilean, Domingo Basquez [sic], fatally stabs another Chilean, Labri, in dispute over cigar. 4. July 1850: Louis Bernal, a native of Matzatlan, shoots and kills Carmelita Bertrand in a saloon at Broadway and Stockton streets. 5. October 1850: A Chilean prostitute, “Big Mouth Mary,” kills an Australian prostitute named Louise Taylor in the same saloon where Bertrand had been killed in July.
70 And the Picayune announced a couple of months later at the height of the vigilance ascendance: “[A] great number of the most notorious cribs [on Pacific Street] have been closed. ”71 That beneficial effect is borne out by criminal record. In the year following the tenure of the committee, rates of robbery, burglary, and homicide declined. Reported robberies declined from 26 to 14 in the year following the committee’s work. 5 for the like period following. (There was actually one more homicide in the second period—42 against 41—but when AUSTRALIANS 27 changed population figures are factored in, the rate declined.
A strong case can be made for a statewide economic downturn as contributing to increased crime from the late summer of 1850 on. The non-Indian population of California at the time of the gold discovery was about 12,000 and by mid-1850 it increased tenfold. In the rush to gold, Californians failed to develop a diverse economic infrastructure, and when in 1850 the easily obtained placer gold began to peter out, it became a case of more and more newcomers chasing less and less easily acquired gold.