The statistics of murders in America by ethnicity do not bear out the complaints of oppression of African-Americans.
Bill O’Reilly shared what he called fact-checked statistics on his show December 2, 2014:
- In 2013, blacks committed 5,375 murders in America; whites committed 4,396. Whites comprise 63 percent of the population; blacks 13 percent. So, anyone — anyone thinking clearly — can see that the homicide rate among blacks way out of proportion thus, the police intrusion into black precincts. Since, in a whopping 90 percent of black homicides, the dead person is another black or the offender himself.
- 99.9 percent of all police arrests do not result in a fatality.
- In the past 50 years, the rate of black Americans killed by police has dropped 70 percent. In 2012, 123 African- Americans were shot dead by police. There are currently more than 43 million blacks living in the U.S.A. Same year, 326 whites were killed by police bullets. Those are the latest stats available.
Blacks are about 12.5% of the population but they comprise almost 50% of the prison population (1 million of the 2.3 million incarcerated are black).
According to FBI records, in 2005 alone, African Americans accounted for 49% of all homicide victims in the US — again, almost exclusively at the hands of other African Americans. It is because of gangs.
These are facts.
There are many other facts not being considered in this post such as the disproportionate number of arrests and imprisonment of blacks over whites for the same drug offenses. Many black fathers are in prison and can’t raise their children. However, on the other hand, 73% of black children are born out of wedlock.
The stats don’t consider the saturation of police in poor, high crime black areas or the fact that many arrests are connected to gang activity which counts for some of the disparity.
There is an alleged rash of white police attacking blacks. The statistics don’t support it nor do they support a rash of white-on-black crime. Quite the opposite is true.
Blacks are attacking whites at a far greater rate than whites are attacking blacks and police rarely kill blacks or anyone.
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