The statistics are right there, if you just know where to look. Virginia is an 62 percent white state. Its population is 19 percent black.
The 2017 Virginia Uniform Crime Report provides an interesting look at violent crime in the 62 percent white state:
- There were 357 known homicide offenders in 2017, with 215 of those offenders being black.
- This means 60 percent of known homicide offenders in the 19 percent black state of Utah in 2017 were black.
Though blacks are just 19 percent of the population, they represented 60 percent of the arrests for homicide in the state of Virginia in 2017.
It should be noted Hispanics are lumped in with whites in the Virginia Uniform Crime Report.