Hispanics in the U.S. are more violent than non-Hispanic whites

If you believe the U.S. Department of Justice and the Census Bureau, blacks committed about 8.8 times more violent felonies per capita than non-Hispanic whites did over 1990-2002, and Hispanics committed about 6.5 times more.

In 2006 the Bureau of Justice Statistics published a Special Report covering crime statistics over 1990-2002. Here are some of its conclusions.

Forty-one percent of violent felons were black, non-Hispanic, 30% were Hispanic, and 26% were white, non-Hispanic. Blacks (46%) comprised a higher percentage of murderers than Hispanics (27%) or whites (23%).

Whites(37%) and blacks(35%)accounted for higher percentages of rapists than Hispanics (23%). Blacks accounted for 54% of robbers, twice the percentage of Hispanics (27%)and about 3 times that of whites (17%).

Blacks (39%) accounted for about two-fifths of those convicted of felony assault, compared to about a third who were Hispanic (32%), and a fourth who were white (26%).

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, non-Hispanic whites made up 70.4% of the population, non-Hispanic blacks 12.6%, and Hispanics 12.5%.  Here is a table for easier comparison.

Percentages of Various Populations in 2000

 

US

Violent Felons

Murderers

Rapists

Robbers

Felony Assault

White, non-Hispanic

70.4

26

23

37

17

26

Black, non-Hispanic

12.6

41

46

35

54

39

Hispanic

12.5

30

27

23

27

32

Even a quick scan of this table shows that both blacks and Hispanics committed crimes in greater proportions than their populations.  If we convert these numbers to per capita rates, normalized to the white, non-Hispanic rate, we can compare apples to apples.

Per Capita Crime Rates in 2000, Compared to Non-Hispanic Whites

 

Violent Felons

Murderers

Rapists

Robbers

Felony Assault

Black, non-Hispanic

8.8

11.2

5.3

17.7

8.4

Hispanic

6.5

6.6

3.5

8.9

6.9

That is, non-Hispanic blacks committed 8.8 times more violent felonies per capita than non-Hispanic whites, etc.

Look at murders, for example.  In 2000 there were about 16,000 murders in the U.S.  Non-Hispanic whites committed 23% of them, or about 3,680.  Since there were 198.2 million non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. then, the murder rate for non-Hispanic whites was 1.86 (per 100,000).

Similarly, the rate for non-Hispanic blacks was 20.8, and the rate for Hispanics was 12.2.

For international comparisons, the homicide rates in 2000 were 1.7 in the U.K., 20.0 in Namibia, and 10.3 in Mexico.  (The rate was 5.5 in the U.S.)

You can look it up, all of it.

Hat tip: Dean Weingarten.

Also see Illegal Aliens Murder at a Much Higher Rate Than US Citizens Do and Murder Most Swedish.

Randall Hoven can be reached at randallhoven.com or, when not on sabbatical with the Sweet Meteor of Death, on Twitter.

If you believe the U.S. Department of Justice and the Census Bureau, blacks committed about 8.8 times more violent felonies per capita than non-Hispanic whites did over 1990-2002, and Hispanics committed about 6.5 times more.

In 2006 the Bureau of Justice Statistics published a Special Report covering crime statistics over 1990-2002. Here are some of its conclusions.

Forty-one percent of violent felons were black, non-Hispanic, 30% were Hispanic, and 26% were white, non-Hispanic. Blacks (46%) comprised a higher percentage of murderers than Hispanics (27%) or whites (23%).

Whites(37%) and blacks(35%)accounted for higher percentages of rapists than Hispanics (23%). Blacks accounted for 54% of robbers, twice the percentage of Hispanics (27%)and about 3 times that of whites (17%).

Blacks (39%) accounted for about two-fifths of those convicted of felony assault, compared to about a third who were Hispanic (32%), and a fourth who were white (26%).

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, non-Hispanic whites made up 70.4% of the population, non-Hispanic blacks 12.6%, and Hispanics 12.5%.  Here is a table for easier comparison.

Percentages of Various Populations in 2000

 

US

Violent Felons

Murderers

Rapists

Robbers

Felony Assault

White, non-Hispanic

70.4

26

23

37

17

26

Black, non-Hispanic

12.6

41

46

35

54

39

Hispanic

12.5

30

27

23

27

32

Even a quick scan of this table shows that both blacks and Hispanics committed crimes in greater proportions than their populations.  If we convert these numbers to per capita rates, normalized to the white, non-Hispanic rate, we can compare apples to apples.

Per Capita Crime Rates in 2000, Compared to Non-Hispanic Whites

 

Violent Felons

Murderers

Rapists

Robbers

Felony Assault

Black, non-Hispanic

8.8

11.2

5.3

17.7

8.4

Hispanic

6.5

6.6

3.5

8.9

6.9

That is, non-Hispanic blacks committed 8.8 times more violent felonies per capita than non-Hispanic whites, etc.

Look at murders, for example.  In 2000 there were about 16,000 murders in the U.S.  Non-Hispanic whites committed 23% of them, or about 3,680.  Since there were 198.2 million non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. then, the murder rate for non-Hispanic whites was 1.86 (per 100,000).

Similarly, the rate for non-Hispanic blacks was 20.8, and the rate for Hispanics was 12.2.

For international comparisons, the homicide rates in 2000 were 1.7 in the U.K., 20.0 in Namibia, and 10.3 in Mexico.  (The rate was 5.5 in the U.S.)

You can look it up, all of it.

Hat tip: Dean Weingarten.

Also see Illegal Aliens Murder at a Much Higher Rate Than US Citizens Do and Murder Most Swedish.

Randall Hoven can be reached at randallhoven.com or, when not on sabbatical with the Sweet Meteor of Death, on Twitter.