posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 04:07 AM
I ran across some information available regarding shootings and the victims criminal record. So far I've only been able to find data from cities. I
would like to find a national report, but I have yet to find a national report regarding this part of gun violence.
Here's the reports that I've found so far.
Wilmington shooting suspects, victims have almost identical arrest records
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.
2011 Homicides and Nonfatal Shootings, Milwaukee, WI
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.
*Minor traffic violations were excluded in the data.
Cory Booker says
Newark shooting victims have high chance they’ve been arrested an average of 10 times
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
Politifact rated this as mostly true, and gives their reasoning.
Demographics of 2012 Baltimore homicides
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
Worcester Police Department
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
Unfortunately, this data is pulled from varying years, even going back as far as 2004. I would like to find a bunch more data, but it doesn't seem
like this is reported as much as I think it should. Again, I would like to try and find a national report on this type of data, but have had no such
luck finding one yet.
If anyone else has more data on this, please add. The more information, the better.
edit on 26-1-2014 by buni11687 because: (no reason