On Feb. 11, 2009, CBS news reported that 49 percent of murder victims in the U.S. are young black males. Ninety three percent of them were murdered by other black people. FBI statistics show there are 14.82 murders per 100,000 by blacks versus 2.17 per 100,000 for whites. Per capita there are seven times more murders committed by blacks than whites.
The white-only murder rate is similar to that in Belgium, but higher than most other European countries. The black-only murder rate outpaces virtually every Western democracy. This difference in murder rate cannot be explained merely by poverty or inner-city crowding. It is a cultural di ... continue reading »