|Black New Yorkers are 13 times more likely to be murdered - or arrested for murder - than whites, an NYPD crime analysis shows.|
Blacks and Hispanics dominated tallies of both suspects and victims, according to an NYPD racial breakdown of crimes requested by the Daily News.
The News asked for the stats after civil rights groups slammed the NYPD because 90% of people shot at by cops in 2007 - the last year for which data was available - were black or Hispanic. Police brass said that was because minorities accounted for the majority of crime suspects and victims.
Using NYPD stats, the homicide rate per 1 million in population was 81.1 for blacks and 6.3 for whites.
Among murder arrests, blacks accounted for 64.9%, Hispanics 27.2%, whites 7.3% and Asians less than 1%.
In all, 153 New Yorkers were charged with homicide through June 30 - the ethnicity was detailed in 151 of the cases.
The arrest rate for homicide per 1 million population: 50.8 black, 3.8 white.
The statistics did not match crime victims with their tormentors. Anecdotally, police officers said black and Hispanic victims tend to be attacked by black and Hispanic criminals.
The racial tallies bear little resemblance to the ethnic makeup of New York City: 34.8% white, 27.6% Hispanic and 23.7% black, 2006 Census data shows.
Friday, October 10, 2008
NYPD: Blacks, Latinos lead crime stats
Crime: Civil rights groups tried to make it a race issue and NYPD just put out the numbers which is horrendous as black people continue to be way out in front as victims of crime.