Monday, July 8, 2013
Blacks, who constitute 23% of New York City’s population, committed 66% of all violent crimes in 2011, according to victims and witnesses, and 73% of all shootings — but they were only 53% of all stop subjects
By contrast, whites, who constitute 35% of the city’s population, committed 6% of all violent crimes and 3% of all shootings. They made up 9% of all stops. In other words, the NYPD’s stop rate for blacks is actually lower than their representation among known violent offenders. In addition, young black men in New York are 36 times more likely to be murdered than young white men — and their assailants are virtually always other black (or Hispanic) males.