25. März 2018

Crime stats USA

Filed under: crime,english posts,Uncategorized — by Marek Möhling @ 15:48:28

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Young black males have accounted for about 1% of the population from 1980 to 2008 [and] 27% of all homicide offenders.

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[…] young black males have accounted for about 1% of the population from 1980 to 2008 […]

[…] The percentage of young black male homicide off enders also increased rapidly from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, going from 17% in 1985 to 35% by 1993 before declining. By 2008, young black males made up about a quarter of all homicide off enders (27%) (figure 23b)


Journal of Law and Bioscience. 2016 Apr; 3(1): 167–173.
Published online 2015 Oct 29. doi: 10.1093/jlb/lsv041

[…] the sad fact is that the stereotype is true, at least when it comes to violent crime, and especially the two kinds of violent crime pertinent to our crossing-the-street hypothetical: homicide and robbery. In 2010, the year of the last census, African Americans comprised 13% of the US population. 2010 Census Quick Facts, (accessed Oct. 7, 2015). But the FBI crime statistics for 2010 show that they were arrested for 39% of all violent crimes (a 300% overrepresentation), 52% of all homicides (400% overrepresentation) and 56% of all robberies (430% overrepresentation). US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States 2010, Tbl. 43a,…tables/table-43 (accessed Oct. 7, 2015). Granted, these are arrest rates and not conviction rates, but national victim surveys have shown the arrest rates mirror the crime rates, and that since the mid-1970s US blacks have been disproportionately committing violent crime, and been the disproportionate victims of it. Michael Tonry, Malign Neglect: Race, Crime and Punishment in America 4 (1995); Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey 2012–2013, Special Tabulation.


White suspects have a slightly higher change of being shot by police than blacks, but a lower chance of having non-deadly force used against them in police encounters.


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