Moreover the rate of criminal acts between natives and migrants with residence permits is almost overlapping.
This trend seems to be shared from other countries despite the scarce data so far available.
The extension of legal status to migrants decreases the likelihood of being engaged in criminal acts.
The difference in the legislative patterns among the different European countries surveyed in this preliminary study is a further obstacle in deriving clear and definitive conclusions on the issue. Our approach, far from being scientifically founded, must be regarded as a “general view” on the migratory flow reported by different partners.
Another issue which deserves attention is the correlation between the proness
to illegal attitudes of host population and the figure of held foreigners in those countries. In order to control this phenomenon the expulsion of migrants seems at moment to be the only strategy adopted by the great part of European countries.