In 2018 (the latest year where complete stats are available), there were 14,123 homicides in the United States. More than 52.4% of the victims were black. Just over 43.1% of the victims were white.
The murder weapons broke down like this: 46.2% of the homicides were carried out by handguns, and just over 2.1% were carried out by rifles.
The killers broke down like this: 48.3% of homicides were committed by blacks, 45.8% by whites, 5.9% were either unknown, mixed race, or other.
What about gender? When whites were the killer, men were the killer two thirds of the time. When blacks were the killer, men were responsible 76% of the time.
In cases where the victim was black, 88.8% of the time, the killer was also black. In cases where the victim was white, 80.7% of the time, the killer was also white.
There are 246 million whites in the United States. With 5,574 homicides where a white person was the victim of another white person, the murder rate among whites is 2.26 per 100,000. There are 40.6 million blacks in the United States. With 7,407, the murder rate where only blacks was involved is 14.72 per 100,000.
Conclusions: interracial killings are the exception. Blacks commit the majority of homicides in this country. They are also the victim in the majority of homicides. The homicide rate among blacks in the United States is close to the median for Africa, although half what the murder rate is for South Africa.
The homicide rate for white Americans is roughly double the murder rate for Europe, but on par with Canada.
This means that BLM is protesting the wrong killings. For every black killed by police, several hundred die at the hands of other blacks.
It isn’t handguns. Blacks kill more people than do handguns. It isn’t “assault weapons”- more people die each year from knives wielded by black men than are killed by these so-called “weapons of war.”
The numbers don’t lie. There is a cultural problem in this country, and it has to do with black males. Let’s start the “Reasoned discourse” there.
Bob · May 7, 2021 at 10:06 am
The only category of crime for which blacks are arrested in exact proportion to their percentage of the population is DUI. And that suggests that blacks are not pulled over at a disproportionate rate.
Skeptic · May 7, 2021 at 12:30 pm
There’s one problem with your numbers. Hispanics are lumped in with whites, meaning that the actual white murder rate is likely even lower than your numbers. This doesn’t change your point about black criminality, though.
They know damn well they are protesting the wrong thing. They just don’t care.
it's just Boris · May 7, 2021 at 5:49 pm
Well, of course.
It’s far easier to blame someone else for your problems than yourself.
Skeptic · May 7, 2021 at 6:19 pm
Plus there’s money and power in it.
it's just Boris · May 8, 2021 at 10:00 am
Not to mention, pointing a finger at “your own people” can be dangerous, in several ways.
x · May 8, 2021 at 11:54 am
good work on crunching the numbers and thank you for posting.
I will remember this post in case the opportunity comes up to try to open up someone’s mind.
21stCenturyCassandra · May 9, 2021 at 1:29 am
I will consider listening to BurnLootMurder/BuyLargeMansions and their ignorant spokesjocks Colon Krappernick and Drama Queen James when they start acting like the lives of normal black people actually matter.
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