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Commentary :: Education
END RACISM
25 Nov 2005
Blacks were 7 times more likely than whites to commit homicide in 2002
To view data, click on the chart.

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The race distribution of homicide victims and offenders differs by type of homicide
For the years 1976-2002 combined -

Black victims are greatly over represented in homicides involving drugs. Compared with the overall involvement of blacks as victims, blacks are less often the victims of sex-related homicides, workplace killings, and homicide by poison.


Race patterns among offenders are similar to those among victims.
Homicide Type by Race, 1976-2002
Victims Offenders
White Black Other White Black Other
All homicides 51.1% 46.8% 2.1% 45.9% 52.1% 2.0%
Victim/offender relationship
Intimate 56.2% 41.7% 2.2% 54.0% 43.9% 2.1%
Family 60.2% 37.4% 2.3% 58.8% 38.9% 2.2%
Infanticide 55.6% 41.9% 2.5% 55.0% 42.5% 2.5%
Eldercide 68.9% 29.6% 1.5% 53.9% 44.6% 1.6%
Circumstances
Felony murder 55.0% 42.4% 2.5% 39.2% 59.2% 1.6%
Sex related 67.1% 30.5% 2.4% 55.2% 42.9% 1.9%
Drug related 37.0% 62.1% .9% 33.5% 65.5% 1.1%
Gang related 57.9% 38.7% 3.4% 54.3% 41.5% 4.2%
Argument 48.3% 49.7% 2.0% 46.5% 51.4% 2.1%
Workplace 85.2% 11.6% 3.2% 69.7% 27.3% 3.0%
Weapon
Gun homicide 47.6% 50.6% 1.8% 42.3% 56.0% 1.7%
Arson 59.3% 37.8% 2.9% 55.5% 42.3% 2.2%
Poison 80.6% 17.1% 2.4% 78.8% 19.3% 1.9%
Multiple victims or offenders
Multiple victims 64.1% 32.5% 3.3% 56.6% 40.1% 3.3%
Multiple offenders 55.3% 42.0% 2.7% 45.0% 52.6% 2.3%

Although slightly less true now than before,
most murders are intraracial
From 1976 to 2002 --

86% of white victims were killed by whites
94% of black victims were killed by blacks
To view data, click on the chart.

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Stranger homicides are more likely to cross racial lines than those that involve friends or acquaintances
For homicides committed by --

a friend or acquaintance of the victim, 1 in 10 is interracial
a stranger to the victim, almost 3 in 10 are interracial
To view data, click on the chart.

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Source: FBI, Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2002.
See also Additional information about the data.

Note: The victims of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks are not included in this analysis.

This work is in the public domain
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Re: END RACISM
25 Nov 2005
Can you please provide the links to the charts and data? They do not appear here.

Thanx