This is from the London local government:

Calls for a commission on knife crime in the black community

Despite making up only 13% of London’s total population, black Londoners account for 45% of London’s knife murder victims, 61% of knife murder perpetrators and 53% of knife crime perpetrators.

How very interesting.

Let’s look at US data:

Nearly 90 Percent of Black Homicide Victims Killed With Guns, New Violence Policy Center Study Finds

For the entire UNITED STATES, the study finds that in 2019:

There were 7,441 Black homicide victims in the United States that year. Black Americans represented 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet accounted for 52 percent of all homicide victims.

For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 88 percent of Black victims (6,190 out of 7,056) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 64 percent (3,935 victims) were killed with handguns.

The difficult data to get is the percentage of shootings committed by race. It seems purposefully vague.

But there are trends we can notice.

Crime, not cops, is by far the largest threat to black lives

In New York City in 2019, 319 people were murdered. Fully 88 percent of them — 280 people — were black or Hispanic. And 93.2 of them were murdered by other people of color.

Almost 96 percent of all shooters and shooting victims in the Big Apple in 2019 were people of color. People of color also accounted for 73.8 percent of rape victims and 81.3 percent of the rape suspects; 69 percent of robbery victims and 93.3 percent of the robbery suspects; and 79.5 percent of felony ­assault victims and 86 percent of the assault suspects.

People of color, in other words, are disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violent crime in New York City. That is a cold fact. These proportions have remained remarkably consistent over the past 12 years.

In the US and London, the percent of Black residents is very close.  Among with the, the rate of violent death, both as victims and perpetrators, is close.

The only really significant difference appears to to be the choice in weapon; knives in the UK and guns in the US.

I’m not going to extrapolate more than that, just it’s an interesting trend to notice.

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By J. Kb

2 thoughts on “Very interesting statistics”
  1. I used to keep track of crime statistics pretty regularly. It’s been a trend over the last few years that the ‘by race’ categories have disappeared, especially in deep ‘blue’ cities w/ high crime. You have to dig deep into the annual reports to find any trace of it now.

  2. Fascinating.
    One wonders about how similar the London “inner city” culture is to that of, say, New York or Chicago.

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