The Immigrant Population of Massachusetts, April 30, 1913

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Wright & Potter Print. Company, 1913 - 90 lappuses
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67. lappuse - No satisfactory evidence has yet been produced to show that immigration has resulted in an increase in crime disproportionate to the increase in adult population. Such comparable statistics of crime and population as it has been possible to obtain indicate that the immigrants are less prone to commit crime than are native Americans.
67. lappuse - American-born children of immigrants exceed the children of natives in relative amount of crime. It also appears from data bearing on the volume of crime that juvenile delinquency is more common among immigrants than it is among Americans. There are, however, two factors affecting these conclusions. First, immigrants are found in greater proportion in cities than in rural communities, and the criminality of the children of immigrants is largely a product of the city. Second, the majority of the juvenile...
67. lappuse - Such comparable statistics of crime and population as it has been possible to obtain indicate that immigrants are less prone to commit crime than are native Americans. The statistics do indicate, however, that the American-born children of immigrants exceed the children of natives in relative amount of crime.
7. lappuse - Congestion of immigrants in large cities has long been considered one of the most unfavorable features of the modern problem of immigration. The Commission, convinced of the importance of this phase of the problem, inaugurated an investigation of living conditions among the residents of some of the most crowded quarters of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Milwaukee. The purpose of the inquiry was to determine to what extent congestion actually prevails among immigrants...
28. lappuse - ... year 1885, and especially during the past fifteen years, the operatives of the cotton mills have been mainly recruited from the races of southern and eastern Europe and from the Orient. There were very few representatives of these races in the mills before 1890. During the decade 1890—1900, however, the movement of races from the south and east of Europe set in rapidly. Immigration from Great Britain and northern Europe, as already noticed, had practically ceased, and from Canada was on a reduced...
72. lappuse - Of the foreign-born white population of "West Virginia, persons born in Italy represent 30.3 per cent ; Austria, 14.6; Germany, 11.1; Hungary, 10.4; Thissia, 9; England, 6.1; Ireland, 4; Scotland, 1.9; all other countries, 12.5. Of the total white stock of foreign origin, which includes persons born abroad and also natives having one or both parents born abroad, Germany contributed 21.7 per cent; Italy, 18.5; Ireland, 11.5; Austria, 9.5; England, 9; Hungary, 6.6; Eussia, 6.4; Scotland, 2.9.
68. lappuse - ... that the percentage of immigrants among prisoners had actually fallen between 1890 and 1904, and that native Americans "exhibited in general a tendency to commit more serious crimes than did the immigrant.
43. lappuse - Poles, and Russians, at 15,000. It is also maintained that, next to Boston, Lawrence was the largest German center in New England. The Germans of the community came principally from the textile districts of Saxony, Bavaria, and Silesia, and a large number of the weavers in the worsted mills are of the German race. Polish. — Polish immigrants have been numbered among the population of the city only during the past fifteen or twenty years. The census of 1895 showed but 15 born in Poland. In 1903...
62. lappuse - Chicago have the largest proportion of pupils who are children of fathers who have been in the United States less than five years...

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