As of the 2010 census, Texas’ population is 45 percent white, 37 Hispanic, 11 percent black and 3 percent Asian.
The statistics are right there, if you just know where to look. Texas is – as of the 2010 census – a 55 percent non-white state. Its population is only 11 percent black.
The 2017 Texas Uniform Crime Report (Chapter 9) provides an interesting look at violent crime in the 45 percent white state.
- There were 886 arrests for homicide in the state in 2017. Blacks were represented as 351 of those individuals arrested for homicide
- Though they represent just 11 percent of the state population, in 2017 Texas, blacks were 40 percent of homicide suspects…
- It should be noted whites represented 239 of those arrested for homicide, or 26 percent
- It should also be noted Hispanics represented 285 of those arrested for homicide, or 32 percent
- To put it in clear numbers, non-whites were 74 percent of those arrested for homicide in 2017 Texas (download Chapter 9 of the Texas Uniform Crime Report to see all violent broken down by arrest/race)