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Poll: In absolute numbers, which race commits the most crime? (48 member(s) have cast votes)

In absolute numbers, which race commits the most crime?

  1. Whites (16 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Blacks (28 votes [58.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

  3. Don't Know (4 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

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#1 RTB

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:10 PM

In absolute numbers, which race commits the most crime in America, blacks or whites? Take a look at the figures from the Department of Justice.

http://www.fbi.gov/u...a/table_43.html

#2 PurpleApocalypse37

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:15 PM

Can you post the population of each ethnicity in this country?
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#3 LarryN

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:20 PM

Sure, in absolute numbers whites commit more crimes

66% commits 69.7%
13.5% commits 28.2%

They are lumping Hispanics in somewhere. Either that, or Hispanics don't commit any crimes.
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#4 Ranger John

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:23 PM

In absolute numbers, which race commits the most crime in America, blacks or whites? Take a look at the figures from the Department of Justice.

http://www.fbi.gov/u...a/table_43.html


Well done. You've just demonstrated that 12% of the population is responsible for not quite 30% of all arrests. :rolleyes:
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:28 PM

Well done. You've just demonstrated that 12% of the population is responsible for not quite 30% of all arrests.



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#6 Realistic767

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:28 PM

Well done. You've just demonstrated that 12% of the population is responsible for not quite 30% of all arrests. :rolleyes:


Exactly.

I am less interested in total crime numbers as I am in the disproportionate numbers of violent crimes. Maybe I have my priorities misplaced and I'm not racially sensitive enough.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:30 PM

In absolute numbers, which race commits the most crime in America, blacks or whites? Take a look at the figures from the Department of Justice.

http://www.fbi.gov/u...a/table_43.html


That's not an accurate comparison and gives a skewed perception. That's like comparing New York City's murder rate to Baltimore City's murder rate. New York City has more murders than Baltimore, but does that mean New York City is safer? No, because you have to account for population differences, and when you do, New York City is much safer than Baltimore City

If you are going to compare by race then you have to account for population differences between the races to have an equal comparison.

Non Hispanic whites account for approximately 66% of the population, Hispanics account for 15%, blacks account for 14%, and Asians account for 5%.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:35 PM

Well done. You've just demonstrated that 12% of the population is responsible for not quite 30% of all arrests. :rolleyes:


I wonder why?
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:36 PM

I wonder why?


Ask RTB.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:37 PM

I wonder why?


A culture that accepts failure.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:38 PM

A culture that accepts failure.


Who accepts failure?
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:38 PM

They are lumping Hispanics in somewhere. Either that, or Hispanics don't commit any crimes.


The FBI stats do count most hispanic people as white. I am not sure why.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:39 PM

I wonder why?


I bet you have a few ideas why.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:44 PM

Who accepts failure?


The neighborhoods and families where many of these criminals live.

Crime thrives where it is tolerated. A recent string of thefts from a vehicles in my neighborhood resulted in multiple meetings, phone calls, and tons of emails. County Councilmen were involved, as well as state delegates and senators. The police increased patrols and neighbors locked doors and installed motion detector lights.

#15 RTB

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:44 PM

Well done. You've just demonstrated that 12% of the population is responsible for not quite 30% of all arrests. :rolleyes:


Like that's news. Yet a majority of respondants believe that 12% commits 50+%. Which tells us a lot about much many people actually understand about race and crime? If I asked what the risk of anyone being the victoim of a random violent crime vs. being killed by their spouse, I'll bet the responses would be equally inaccurate.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:46 PM

I bet you have a few ideas why.


Yeah, not placing a high enough value on education, putting too high an emphasis on material goods, not following through on fatherhood and living in the moment, instead of planning for the future.

What were you thinking I would say?
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:48 PM

The neighborhoods and families where many of these criminals live.

Crime thrives where it is tolerated. A recent string of thefts from a vehicles in my neighborhood resulted in multiple meetings, phone calls, and tons of emails. County Councilmen were involved, as well as state delegates and senators. The police increased patrols and neighbors locked doors and installed motion detector lights.


What's the racial makeup of your neighborhood?
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#18 RTB

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:48 PM

That's not an accurate comparison and gives a skewed perception. That's like comparing New York City's murder rate to Baltimore City's murder rate. New York City has more murders than Baltimore, but does that mean New York City is safer? No, because you have to account for population differences, and when you do, New York City is much safer than Baltimore City

If you are going to compare by race then you have to account for population differences between the races to have an equal comparison.

Non Hispanic whites account for approximately 66% of the population, Hispanics account for 15%, blacks account for 14%, and Asians account for 5%.


No. We're talking about the oft repeated claim that blacks commit most crime in America. A claim I've seen innumerable times of this thread. I want to see exactly what the real numbers are and, as important, what perceptions are about the real numbers.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:49 PM

The FBI stats do count most hispanic people as white. I am not sure why.


Because they're white?

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:53 PM

Races don't commit crimes; people do.
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