Or as the Department of Justice delicately puts it: “The demographic characteristics of homicide victims and offenders were different from the characteristics of the general population.”
Most violent crime is intrarracial—93% black on black, 87% white on white. But the rate of crime is much, much higher for blacks. In fact, in numbers, more blacks are victims/offenders than whites even though they are only 13% of the population.
Blacks were disproportionately represented as both homicide victims and offenders. The victimization rate for blacks (27.8 per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). The offending rate for blacks (34.4 per 100,000) was almost 8 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). Young black men are at much greater risk walking the streets of their neighborhood than they would be knocking over a minority owned store and confronted by a policemen (who would probably be black). http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf
Violent crime has been drastically reduced in the last two decades.
1 in 4 police are members of a minority.
Black infants are substantially more at risk for homicide than are other infants. In 2011, the homicide rate for black infants was 15.3 per 100,000, while Hispanic and white infants had rates of 6.0 and 4.9 per 100,000, respectively. However, the rate for black infants has decreased greatly since 1990, when it was at 24.5 per 100,000. http://www.childtrends.org/