Saturday, March 14, 2015

Race and Crime Statistics no. 1

In 2012, 123 African Americans were killed by the police.
In 2012, 326 White people were killed by the police.
Even though African Americans from 1980-2008 made up 53 percent of murderers, they only made up about 13 percent of the population.
A more recent study shows that in 2013 African Americans committed 5375 murders, and whites committed 4396 murders.

The underlining fact is that African Americans are disproportionately more likely to be murderers and less likely to be shot by a police officer.


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