Out of 318,000 people, St. Louis is 49.2 percent black 43.9 percent white(as of 2010 US Census).
Our good friends at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department not only put out an annual report on crime broken down by race, but a weekly analysis of the yearly crime rate.
Also, conveniently, breaking out violent crime by the race of suspects.
Thus far in 2019, there have been 110 homicides, with blacks victims in 99 of those murders (90 percent).
Suspects are known in only 41 of those homicides, with blacks representing 37 (90 percent) of those arrested:
- four white males have been arrested
- 33 black males have been arrested
- four black females have been arrested
Blacks in St. Louis are roughly 8 times more likely to be arrested for homicide than whites, and this data leaves out that 69 homicides in 2019 St. Louis have yet to be cleared. As the clearance rate rises on these unsolved homicides, how much higher will the percentage of homicides committed in 2019 St. Louis by blacks rise?
But we are told Black Lives Matter, right?
Every police department across America should be required to release weekly data as concise and clear as the St. Louis Metro Police Department.