Out of Wikipedia’s list of 50 world cities with the highest murder rates, the US provides 4: Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, and St. Louis.
|26||New Orleans||United States||155||343,829||45.08|
|45||St. Louis||United States||109||319,294||34.14|
Overall murder rates in the US are between 4 and 5 per 100,000. Notice how much higher murder rates are in particular US cities, compared to overall US murder rates. The contrast is even higher when one zooms in on particular suburbs and communities within an urban area.
Detroit is populated by 82.7% African Americans. Baltimore boasts 63.7 % African American. New Orleans has 60.2% African American. And St. Louis claims 49.2% African Americans in its population. __ Wikipedia
It might be an interesting exercise to compare the list of top 100 most dangerous cities in the US with a list of US cities with large African American populations. More: 25 most dangerous US neighborhoods — young and black.
Ron Unz looked at correlation coefficients of murder rates in US cities correlated with the black population, white population, “hispanic” population, and asian population. Below is his graphic representation for US cities above 500,000 population.
The correlations are essentially identical for cities of 250k and greater.
Keep in mind that a clearer correlation between violent crime and race can be discovered as one narrows the search to particular communities within the larger cities. For example, in East St. Louis, murder rates are at 63 per 100,000, reflecting the higher proportion of African American residents in East St. Louis (98% black) as opposed to St. Louis (50% black), across the river (St. Louis murder rate 34 per 100,000).
Comparing national murder rates, one can find many countries — including Russia and several African countries — which rank very high on the international murder rankings. But for some reason, most of their cities fail to rank in Wikipedia’s top 50 cities by murder rate. Why is that?
For one thing, when homicide is concentrated within particular cities and their surroundings, the violence is somewhat contained — and the rates are diluted by the far lower crime numbers outside of those cities, where most people live.
In addition, for many countries in the third world, the keeping of careful crime statistics is not a high concern by government officials, for various reasons: Much crime in those countries is committed by thugs in the employ of government factions, and is ignored in official statistics. Other nations simply do not bother to fund agencies to compile statistics in any meaningful way. In those cases, international estimates are likely to understate the real figures.
Other countries may have uniformly high crime rates, both inside and outside the cities. In those cases, overall violent crime and murder may be high without any one city ranking high in global rankings.
In yet other countries, a concerted effort may be made to “launder statistics” which may reflect badly on quality of life within particular countries. Very few nations are anxious to air their dirty laundry, besides the US perhaps.
Try to avoid cities and neighborhoods with high crime rates. If you are planning a trip near Detroit, Miami, Baltimore, New Orleans, or other high-crime US city, be sure to do your research in advance. Stay on main thoroughfares, avoiding “high crime” areas. Do not trust your GPS in and near such locations.
One can imagine how much safer and more productive the US would be without these high crime centres. But Americans — and the rest of the world — must play the hand they are dealt. Europe is being deluged with similar high-crime populations as have plagued the US for generations now. London has already enjoyed the benefits of multiculturalism, and many other cities across Europe and the Anglosphere are likely to attain a closer appreciation for the differences that multicultural immigration can bring.
Location is key.
Hope for the best. Plan for the worst. It is never too late to have a Dangerous Childhood.
Articles about Blacks and Crime on the original Al Fin blog.
The genetics of violence (from Unsilenced Science blog)
PDF “Natural Born Killers” PDF research study on the genetic origins of extreme violence
Publications list for JC Barnes, a prolific criminology researcher looking into the genetics and evolution of violence as well as the biosocial correlates of violence