September 1, 2015

You Wouldn't Think That #BlackLivesMatter

Looking at the 2013 murder victimization rates extrapolated from the FBI UCR Expanded Homicide Data Table 6:
  1.  The murder rate for blacks is five times greater than that for whites. For whites is 1.2 per 100,000 while that of blacks is 6.0. 
  2. The rate for black on white homicides (13.6% of whites murdered in 2013 were killed by blacks) is almost double that of white on black (7.6%). This is for only those murders where the race of the offender is known to the police.
As blacks comprise only 13% of the US population (roughly 41.2 million), these numbers are truly astounding. It gets worse as you drill down into the criminal activity of black youths.
A 2012 study by the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention revealed that in 2010 black youths committed six times more murders, three times more rapes, 10 times more robberies and three times more assaults than did their white counterparts.

Similar statistics were released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the “Uniform Crime Reports.” They determined, “In the year 2008, black youths, who make up 16% of the youth population, accounted for 52% of juvenile violent crime arrests, including 58% for homicide and 67% for robbery.” By contrast, the only categories where white youths surpassed blacks were in liquor law violations and driving under the influence.

Story here, the 2012 DoJ study here.

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