Crimestoppers has come out with data saying six out of 10 on the police’s most wanted suspected fraudsters are of non-European origin. But, does that leave no immigrant innocent?
The data is now being used by critics of immigration to generalize the demeanor and conduct of the immigrants.
In fact, the data is now being used to attack the recent findings that the floods of immigrants from alien countries ‘enrich’ Britain.
The figures released by Crimestoppers suggest non-whites ‘only’ make up an estimated one-sixth of the British population. But, just about 10 suspects are collectively responsible for £200 million worth of fraud.
Lord Ashcroft, Crimestoppers chairman, commented: ‘This is not a victimless crime. Every single one of us is paying higher taxes, bank charges and insurance fees because of fraud.
‘The amount of fraud against the public purse is around £27bn a year. This is equivalent to 30 per cent of the estimated national education budget for 2011/2012.’
‘Serious fraudsters often operate as part of gangs and fraud is just one of their business streams. This can result in the funding of drugs and people trafficking, which causes real harm to many”.
Alright, a substantial number of suspects are of foreign origin. But sweeping statement and projection of the data to show immigrants are not enriching the UK are uncalled for, and unjustified.
For every fraudster, there are many more who are striving hard not only to honestly raise their families but are also in the process contributing to the UK’s economy.
They are carrying out tasks some of the natives are just not willing to do; and are considered to be more disciplined and better qualified by more than one employer. You just cannot weigh all the immigrants in the same scale.