Saturday, February 28, 2015
A white or Hispanic homicide victim is over twice as likely to be killed by a black than a black homicide victim is to be killed by a white or Hispanic
Approximately 16% of white or Hispanic victims in homicide incidents involving a single victim and single offender were killed by blacks, compared with only 7% of black victims who are killed by whites or Hispanics. Given the fact that blacks are less than 13% of the national population, their homicide rate against whites and Hispanics combined is vastly disproportionate to their share of the population. There were 431 black killers of whites and Hispanics, compared to 193 white or Hispanic killers of blacks. Blacks are also disproportionately represented among cop killers. In 2013, blacks made up 42% of all cop killers whose race was known. It is precisely in response to the disproportionate criminality among the black population that the police are deployed in much higher numbers in black neighborhoods, where they are trying to save innocent lives. The 200 or so reported killings of blacks by police officers — nearly all justified — pale in comparison to the 6,000 or so killings of blacks by other blacks.