No one has ever analyzed these statistics before. The Tennessean is the Gannett-owned newspaper in Nashville, and the writers for this publication have never discussed this data before, nor have any of the local news affiliates owned by ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX.
From the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD), we get the incredible Density Maps With Victim / Suspect Demographics 2018 (Revised April 12, 2019).
Before we look into the criminal statistics by race this report provides, it’s important we point out two important facts: Nashville is 56 percent white and 28 percent black.
So here we go. In 2018 Nashville,
Non-whites were 71.5 percent of aggravated assault suspects (blacks were 59.2%)
Non-whites were 93.6% of nonfatal shooting suspects (blacks were 59.2%)
Non-whites were 84.6% of homicide suspects (blacks were 51.9%)
Non-whites were 83.8% of robbery suspects (blacks were 72.8%)
All across America, the racial reality of crime hides in plain sight.