Why Are Black Males Stigmatized as Violent Criminals?

Normalized Violent Crime Rates US 2012 By Race (Hispanics Lumped Together with “Whites”)

The reality is that for some violent crimes such as homicide, black males are the majority of perpetrators. For other violent crimes, black males are greatly over-represented as perpetrators for their overall numbers in the population.

Between 1976 and 2005 blacks com­mitted more than half of all murders in the United States. The black arrest rate for most offenses — including robbery, aggravated assault and property crimes — is still typically two to three times their representation in the population. Blacks as a group are also overrepresented among persons arrested for so-called white-collar crimes such as counterfeiting, fraud and embezzlement. And blaming this decades-long, well-documented trend on racist cops, prosecutors, judges, sentencing guidelines and drug laws doesn’t cut it as a plausible explanation. __ https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/21/family-secret-what-the-left-wont-tell-you-about-bl/

Looking at the overall US incarcerated populations, we see black males again over-represented compared with their numbers in the general population. Hispanics are also over-represented compared with their numbers. And in 2015 in the US, black male prisoners represented a plurality of inmates.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in 2013 black males accounted for 37% of the total male prison population, white males 32%, and Hispanic males 22%. __ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States

In New York City, most deadly crime takes place in minority neighborhoods. So it is no surprise that minorities make up the vast majority of both victims and perpetrators. The same is true in most US cities, where blacks and hispanics make up the majority of both victims and perpetrators of deadly crimes.

Police Are Killed by Black Males 18.5 Times More than the Reverse

Crime statistics tell us that in the supposed war between black males and police, it is the police who are being victimized.

Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer.

This is the opposite of the story told by “kneeling athletes” grandstanding on the sidelines instead of performing on the fields, where they are paid to play. This is similar to the political grandstanding by Hollywood actors, who likewise never seem to check their facts before they spout off. 😉

Black Males are Often Perceived as Violent Criminals

This is probably because black males are seen out of proportion to their general population numbers in:

  • Arrest statistics
  • Victimisation Surveys
  • Incarceration Rates


Because these different metrics consistently show black males as punching above their weight class as perpetrators of violent (and other) crimes, the weight of the evidence points toward black males as actually committing more crimes than their population numbers would suggest.

What About the Global Homicide Picture?

Within nations populated by sub Saharan blacks, homicide rates tend to be relatively high. This is true for sub Saharan Africa and for Caribbean nations. Homicide rates also tend to be higher for cities with higher proportions of people of sub Saharan black ancestry.

Correlation Coefficients for Homicide Rates with Race in US Cities 500K +

Note that the correlations seen in the graph above are only suggestive. They must be backed up by arrest rates, victimisation surveys, incarceration rates, and other crime statistics that are more rigorous than simple correlations.

Even so, correlations between crime rates and specific neighborhoods within cities should make a person consider closely, when choosing a location to live:

It is very likely that one would see a large number of visual correlations between general conditions on the street, and violent crime rates for different neighborhoods — even in broad daylight on relatively peaceful days.

Most Black Males are Not Criminals

It would be a terrible mistake of judgment to view most of the black males you may see as criminals. And yet, given what is published with regard to violent crimes in the US, one might be forgiven for mistakenly believing that most criminals are black males — even though that is not the case. It is simply that black males commit crimes at a significantly higher rate than other populations in the US. In addition, the fact that black males represent a plurality of prisoners who are incarcerated in the US may add conviction to the false belief that black males are a majority of criminals in the US, on the part of many.

Finally, when local TV news shows provide mug shots for perpetrators of daily shootings or home invasions, for most cities in the US the perpetrators tend to be overwhelmingly black males. This provides visual reinforcement to the idea that criminality is far more common among male blacks.

Violence and Genes

A number of gene alleles have been associated with violent behavior, including the MAO 2 repeat allele. In the case of the low repeat Monoamine Oxidase allele, a rational connection can be made between the allele and “erratic behavior.” Too much of the monoamine neurotransmitters within the synaptic spaces logically can destabilize behavior.

Despite the small sample size, the results were significant (odds ratio = 12.89, p < 0.05) because those with the allele had a fifty-percent chance of shooting or stabbing someone. For African-American men without this allele, the risk was only seven percent. Those with MAOA-2R were also more likely to have victimized multiple people based on their greater likelihood of admitting stabbing or shooting during multiple “waves” of study follow-up.

… MAOA-2R is so much more common in African Americans than whites and Asians __ http://theunsilencedscience.blogspot.com/2013/12/dr-kevin-beaver-apostle.html

Most academics will not do this kind of research, out of fear of being labeled “racist” or “white supremacist.” Nevertheless, this is precisely the type of research needed in order to clarify the reasons for the apparent correlation between large proportions of black males and high levels of violent crime.

It is best to always be aware of one’s surroundings, and to be prepared for the most likely scenarios that you may confront. Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. It is never too late to have a Dangerous Childhood © .

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