Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Crime

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I came across this website and was looking at the violence statistics. I know they are a little out of date but statistics and facts can’t really replace stereotypes. I found these to be pretty interesting.

* In the United States during 1995, 43% of people arrested for violent crimes were black.

* In 1995, victims of violent crimes identified 38% of their assailants as black.

* In 1995, black victims of violent crimes identified 80% of their assailants as black.

The victims of violent crimes which included both whites and blacks identified only 38% of their assailants as black. Why is it that when blacks are identifying their assailants they are more likely to say that they are black. Is it because blacks are the ones who commit more crimes then whites?

http://www.justfacts.com/racialissues.asp#violence

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Written by melp8

April 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm

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  1. There are two stats that are very important that this information does not include. Almost all crimes committed against another person are intra-racial, as in committed against someone of the same race. So, despite stereotypes, a White person is much more likely to be killed by another White person, actually more likely to be killed by a a person in their own home, than a Black person. The reverse is also true. So to answer your question, Blacks tend to harm Blacks and Whites tend to harm Whites. Also, it is statistically proven (time and time again) that African Americans are arrested more often, brought to court more often,convicted more often and sentenced longer for the same crimes as others.

    mzlisarenee

    April 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm


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