Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Violent crime drastically reduced since 1993, many African-American lives saved

Firearm-related homicides declined 39%, from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011 according to the Department of Justice.  About 50% of those not killed were young, black males.  There were over 1.5 million firearm non-fatalities in 1993 compared to about 478,000 in 2011. Let’s assume over half of the non-fatalities were also black.  School related homicides also declined from about 29 a year to 20 a year. 

Violent victimization rate per 1,000 persons, by annual household income, location of residence, and region, by race/Hispanic origin of victims was higher for poor whites and Hispanics than for poor blacks. 

There was a huge outcry in the late 1980s and early 1990s about black on black crime, and tougher measures were taken in response. The decline in violence came about because of improved policing and tougher sentencing which took hardened criminals off the streets.  It resulted from more drug busts, and more illegal guns removed from the streets.  Also, the baby boomers were aging, and homicide tends to be a crime of young males.   Since 93% of blacks were being killed by other blacks, if the killer were arrested, over half the people being  tried and imprisoned were also black.  That might please the victims’ families, but now the poverty pimps and racialists are crying out over the disparities among the races in prison populations. 


Source of graph: U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics, Wikipedia

So which do they want?  More blacks killed by leaving criminals on the streets or out early, or their assailants in prison?








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