Monday, April 23, 2012

While only 13% of the population, blacks accounted for 28% of nationwide arrests in 2010 and 38.1% of arrests for violent crime (murders, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault)

Larry Elder has some interesting facts on blacks and crime.

1 comment:

Conatus said...

James Q. Wilson the former Harvard Professor and criminologist said,
"Black men commit murders at a rate about eight times greater than that for white men."

It needs to be re-emphasized that James Q. Wilson used victim reports to confirm his crime stat numbers. His numbers are from a neutral, individual, disinterested source.

Are these statistical disparities the result of police bias? Do the police target more blacks and therefore arrest more blacks? Professor Wilson would say, no, they are not. Why? Because the more recent numbers are confirmed by the reports of victims, not police. Using the results of the National Crime Victimization Survey, which measures the response merely of victims of crime, Wilson says, "Regardless of whether the victim is black or white, there are no significant differences between victim reports and police arrests."