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During the last 20 months, Wilmington has had 158 shooting incidents. Of the 183 people struck by bullets, 42 were killed. That tally does not include one man shot to death by police. Both the shooter and the victim in almost all cases are black men or teenagers.
More than 90 percent of the shooting victims since January 2011 have criminal records, city police records show. Both gunmen and their prey have averaged about two dozen arrests and 50 charges. Nearly half qualify as “career or habitual criminals,” police said.
1. The total number of 2011 homicides was 86, down 9% from 2010 (95 homicide victims).
19. Of the 2011 homicide victims, 76% (65) had a prior arrest and/or citation and of known 2011 homicide suspects 90% (74) had prior arrests/citations. Similar trends are found for nonfatal shooting victims and suspects.
Booker said "if you are shot in the city of Newark, you have over an 80 percent chance that you've been arrested before an average of 10 times."
The mayor should have said shot and killed, but the rest of his statistic is on point -- and backed by the research of a Rutgers-Newark criminal justice professor.
(Known) suspects with criminal records: 79.1 percent
Victims with criminal records: 82.3 percent
There were 18 homicides in this two-year period, 12 of which were by firearms (or 67%)
There were 70 non-fatal shooting victims
Almost 76% of the victims and 96% of the offenders had at least one prior arraignment on their criminal record
The majority of victims and offenders had at least one prior armed violent crime
www.cbsnews.com... Nearly half of the nation's murder victims in 2005 were black, and the number of black men who were slain is on the rise.
A majority of the black murder victims were relatively young — between 17 and 29, the Justice Department said in a study released Thursday.
reply to post by buni11687
Maybe find out the reasons for the shootings.
If you find a high percentage are drug/gang related, then it makes sense that the shooters and their victims have existing criminals records.