It isn't a myth in Chicago.The Trayvon Martin Killing and the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime
Crime is driven by proximity and opportunitywhich is why 86 percent of white victims were killed by white offenders.
The Victims (1991-2011)
-On average, men have been 86 percent of the murder victims, and women 14 percent. In 1991, men were 86 percent of victims, and in 2011 they were 90.1 percent, the highest for this 20-year-period.
-On average, Blacks have been 76 percent of the victims; Hispanics 17 percent; and Whites 7 percent. Over the past 20 years, the percentage of Black victims decreased by one percent, Whites decreased by 5 percent, and Hispanics increased by 5 percent
-Persons between the ages of 17-35 make up the majority of murder victims, with 63 percent in 1991, and 72 percent in 2011.
-In 1991, 69 percent of victims were shot, and 17 percent stabbed. In 2011, 83 percent were shot, and 7 percent stabbed.
The Offenders (1991-2011)
-Most of the known murder offenders are also between the ages of 17-35, they were 74 percent in 1991, and 79 percent in 2011.
-The percent of female murder offenders has been as low as 4 percent and as high as 12 percent during the period, but were 10 percent in both 1991 and 2011.
-On average, Blacks have been 76 percent of the known offenders; Hispanics 19 percent, and Whites 4 percent. The percentage of Black offenders decreased by 11 percent, Hispanics increased by 11 percent, and Whites decreased by 2 percent.
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