Facts to keep in mind – Police brutality, race and crime

Knowledge is power.Search the Washington Post Database yourself.

According to Wapo:

Although half of the people shot and killed by police are White, Black Americans are shot at a disproportionate rate. They account for less than 13 percent of the U.S. population, but are killed by police at more than twice the rate of White Americans. Hispanic Americans are also killed by police at a disproportionate rate.

The following information was largely collected from Wikipedia:

Statistics provided by the DOJ and FBI UCR (Uniform Crime Report):

  • African Americans accounted for 52.5% of all homicide offenders from 1980 to 2008, with Whites 45.3% and “Other” 2.2%. The offending rate for African Americans was almost eight times higher than Whites.
  • Non-gun homicides represented about 30% of total murders in the time period. Blacks were also over-represented in such homicides, although only by about 2.5 times their share of the general population.

Other crime statistics:

  • According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, in the year 2008 black youths, who make up 16% of the youth population, accounted for 52% of juvenile violent crime arrests, including 58.5% of youth arrests for homicide and 67% for robbery. Black youths were overrepresented in all offense categories except DUI, liquor laws and drunkenness. Racial disparities in arrest have consistently been far less among older population groups.
  • According to the National Crime Victimization Survey in 2002, robberies with white victims and black offenders were more than 12 times more common than vice versa.
  • A 2004 National Crime Victimization Survey report which analyzed carjacking over 10 years found that carjacking victims identified 56% of offenders as black, 21% as white, and 16% as indigenous American or Asian.
  • The “National Youth Gang Survey Analysis” (2011) state that of gang members, 46% are Hispanic/Latino, 35% are black, 11.5% are white, and 7% are other races/ethnicities.
  • Some studies have argued for smaller racial disparities in violent crime in recent times. However, a study of government data from 1980–2008 found that the reduction in Black violent crime relative to White violent crime was an artifact of those previous studies, which was due to Hispanic offenders being counted as White in the comparison. The Hispanic population has been increasing rapidly and Hispanics have violence rates higher than that of Whites but lower than that of Blacks.

Wikipedia has a great deal to say about why there is a disproportionately large percentage of crimes committed by blacks. I’ll leave it to you to read, digest and decide for yourself.

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1 Response to Facts to keep in mind – Police brutality, race and crime

  1. czarowniczy says:

    In the applicable sense the figures are irrelevant, it’s all about perception and the opinion makers control the information outlets. This data’s been around for decades, the FBI easily-available databases are full of it BUT the message that’s been put out for mass consumption for decades has made the police race-motivated summary execution of people of color gospel.

    The data showing black and Latinx crime rates in relation to their percentage of the population’s been out there for decades too but, as I saw it being practiced in the late 60s, the growth in intellectuals creating excuses for minority crime has gone from cottage industry to Fortune 500 status. Facts? Facts! We dun neeeeed no steeeenkin’ facts!


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