Freakonomics applied ironically
So, we were discussing the analysis done by Steven Levitt on how the fallout of Roe vs. Wade in 1970s reduced crime in 1990s in US.
The best thing I like about Levitt is that he uses data to prove or disprove things. He has hypothesis that he derives creatively or through anecdotes, but then let's data take over. Good boy!
So, we were telling the tale. We get to hear, "Yes, just like in India actually. In 1971, all these illegal immigrants came into India. Now, we face growing crime because of that!" Ironic, I found it.
We would like to look at some data and research behind crime in India to conclusively prove that illegal immigrants would not be a significant factor.
However, if the above assertion was true, then crime in a state like West Bengal should have been highest for it's proximity to Bangladesh (Don't jump on me for not considering various factors blah-blah). This would be instructive, then.