The statistics are right there, if you just know where to look. Arizona is a 54 percent white state. Its population is 5 percent black.
The 2017 Arizona Uniform Crime Report provides an interesting look at violent crime in the 54 percent white state.
- There were 266 arrests for homicide in the state in 2017. Blacks, despite being only five percent of the population of Arizona, represented 26.3 percent of those arrested for homicide.
- Whites represented roughly 33 percent of those arrested for homicide, with Hispanics accounting for 35.3 percent of those arrested (American Indian/Alaskan Native represented 6 percent of those arrested).
This means blacks were 8.5 times more likely than whites to be arrested for homicide in the state of Arizona in 2017.