One or two people have paid me the compliment of saying my threads were worthwhile. (Of the rest of you, I shall not speak.) This one, however,
Sometimes I get lost in tables of statistics, and thought I'd share these. I just wanted a break from conflict and deep analysis.
The information comes from the FBI's 2011 Uniform Crime Report System and the expanded tables I used can be found here. (Expanded Homicide Data
Granted UCR isn't perfect, but I thought it would be useful. One of it's problems is that it doesn't include cases where large amounts of
information are missing, so the totals don't match from table to table.
Keeping in mind that it's hard to ignore all the charges of racism flooding the boards lately, I thought it would be remiss of me to skip issue.
Remember that Blacks constitute about 14% of the population. In a theoretical world where everything was identical, you would expect Blacks to commit
7 murders for every 43 that Whites commit. Likewise, there would be 7 Black victims for every 43 White victims.
Without further delay, here's what I saw.
Victims by Race and Sex:
5416 Black males
4079 White males
1745 White females
910 Black females
Victims by Race and Age:
Under 22 - Whites 1174 - - - Blacks 1668
20-29 - Whites 1479 - - - Blacks 2596
Offenders by Race and Age:
Under 22 - Whites 1038 - - - Blacks 1803
20 - 24 - Whites 904 - - - Blacks 1435
17 - 24 - Whites 1403 - - - Blacks 2381
Victims and Offenders by Race
White victim - - White offender 2630 Black offender 448
Black victim - - White offender 193 Black offender 2447
Justifiable Homicide by Civilian Using Firearms:
2007 - - - 202
2008 - - - 219
2009 - - - 218
2010 - - - 236
2011 - - - 201
I know I'm supposed to have an opinion but really, the information from EHDT #1-3 doesn't need any further comment.
EHDT #6 surprised me. 193 Blacks murdered by Whites in 2011? That's not the impression I would have taken from the Media, politicians, or
EHDT #15 also surprised me. I had gotten the impression that people were gunning others down hourly and claiming self defense. 200 cases in a year?
Anyway, I'm always open to comments, but I wanted to try a different sort of thread. I hope the numbers are of some use to you in your