Comment: Not racism - it's cold hard facts.

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Not racism - it's cold hard facts.

Which represents the proverbial elephant in the room that no-one wants to acknowledge.

From the Bureau of Justice Statistics:

Based on available data from 1980 to 2008--

* 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).

* Males represented 77% of homicide victims and nearly 90% of
offenders. The victimization rate for males (11.6 per
100,000) was 3 times higher than the rate for females (3.4
per 100,000). The offending rate for males (15.1 per 100,000)
was almost 9 times higher than the rate for females (1.7 per
100,000).

* Approximately a third (34%) of murder victims and almost
half (49%) of the offenders were under age 25. For both
victims and offenders, the rate per 100,000 peaked in the 18
to 24 year-old age group at 17.1 victims per 100,000 and 29.3
offenders per 100,000.

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/ascii/htus8008.txt

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