I think when we start to look at crime away from skin tones and race we will be closer to solving it or slowing it down. We have a lot of white collar crime like all the crooks in the banking industry, identity theft, embezzlement, toxic dumping, corporate crimes, real estate fraud etc. and all the crooked Lawyers but when they are caught, they get a slap on the wrist and in a couple of years are back at it. Also,the fact that black communities tend to generally have lower income levels in comparison to whites means it is to be expected that certain crimes would be commited more often within their communities, which would be the case for any group of people.The Zimmer would have been raped and murdered like so many innocent victims of blacks had he not been armed. Look up the stats on black crime. I know, I know the stats are racist the creepy crackers made them up. The question is how can such A small percentage of the population be responsible for so much crime. Why is it not the lead story on every major news network ? Three percent of the population responsible for eighty percent of all violent crime.
The argument is bunk. In fact, when you measure the crimes by the amount of damage the crimes create (in terms of dollars lost and human suffering), the exact opposit is true. Whites are responsible for the vast majority of crimes done to society.
Many people point to Poverty as the driving reason, yet when the actual numbers of people are examined - the "African American Total Population in Poverty' is smaller than the "Caucasian Population in Poverty". Comparing both groups (impoverished) Caucasian vs. African American? Of Total crimes committed Caucasians commit more than African Americans.
What the statistic alludes to is that "within their own group" African American have a higher percentage than other races, even though more crimes are committed by Caucasians than by blacks.
Best defense? Learn statistics and use them correctly and fairly