Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Disparity of Color and Crime in Black and White


Based on current rates of first incarceration, an estimated 32% of black males will enter State or Federal prison during their lifetime, compared to 17% of Hispanic males and 5.9% of white males.

Currently, there were 4,618 black male sentenced prisoners per 100,000 black males in the United States, compared to 1,747 Hispanic male sentenced prisoners per 100,000 Hispanic males and 773 white male sentenced prisoners per 100,000 white males.

Homicide rates for blacks were more than 7.8 times higher than the rates for whites

Blacks, who represent just 12.5% of the U.S. population, account for a disproportionate share of violent crime. 

Blacks are responsible for more murders and robberies (55% and 61% of these crimes, respectively).

Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against other blacks, yet Blacks kill more Blacks then any other race combined.

Forty-five percent of the victims of violent crime by blacks are white folks, 43 percent are black, 10 percent are Hispanic.
Everybody acknowledges that incarceration rates among young black males are much higher than among whites or Hispanics. A Bureau of Justice Statistics analysis shows that 32 percent of black males born in 2001 can expect to spend time in prison over the course of their lifetime. That is up from 13.4 percent in 1974 and 29.4 percent in 1991.

Blacks are seven times as likely as people of other races to commit murder, eight times more likely to commit robbery and three times more likely to use a gun in a crime.
Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit violent crime against a white person than vice-versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.

Black-on-white rape is 115 times more common than the reverse. The reverse is so rare that it is in the .0001 percentile.

Blacks, 24 percent of New York Citys population, committed 68.5 percent of all murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults in the city last year. Accordingly, they were 55 percent of all stop-and-frisks.

 Blacks comprise 13 percent of the national population, but 30 percent of people arrested, 41 percent of people in jail,18 and 49 percent of those in prison. 

 Nine percent of all black adults are under some form of correctional supervision (in jail or prison, on probation or parole).   One in three black men between the ages of 20 and 29 was either in jail or prison, or on parole or probation in 1995.
One in ten black men in their twenties and early thirties is in prison or jail. Thirteen percent of the black adult male population has lost the right to vote because of felony disenfranchisement laws.


Nationwide, blacks are incarcerated at 8.2 times the rate of any other race.

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