What Would Crime In America Look Like if the 1965 Immigration Act Had Never Happened? 83% White Missouri, Where Blacks Are 15 Times More Likely to Commit Homicide than Whites…[The Color of Crime in Missouri, Amren.com, September 19, 2019]:
Missouri represents the American past, largely untouched by Hispanic mass immigration. It is 83 percent white, less than 12 percent black, and less than 5 percent Hispanic. Republicans dominate the state legislature. The governor and both senators are Republicans, and the state has strong Second Amendment protections.
The state is an interesting laboratory for black/white differences in crime rates. Interestingly, Missouri is the most dangerous place to be black. The homicide victimization rate for blacks is 46.24 per 100,000, which is twice the national rate for blacks and 17 times the national rate for whites. Who’s doing the killing?
According to the Missouri Uniform Crime Report (MUCR), 408 suspects were arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2018. Two hundred eighty, or almost 69 percent, were black. One hundred twenty-six, or just under 31 percent, were white, despite the 83 percent white population.
This means blacks were 15.5 times more likely than whites to be arrested for murder—and in this case, Hispanics are lumped in with “whites,” so the black/white difference is probably even greater.
It would be hard to argue that arrests of blacks reflect some kind of “police bias.” Murder is the crime all police departments take most seriously. The idea that the authorities are rounding up innocent blacks or deliberately letting off white killers is ridiculous.
There are many homicides in St. Louis, which had an estimated 135,150 non-Hispanic whites (about 42.9 percent) and 149,895 blacks (about 47.6 percent), with much smaller numbers of Hispanics, Asians, and mixed-race people. Who’s doing the killing? The city’s police department reports that in 2013, 2014, and 2015, over 95 percent of homicide suspects were black. The 2018 report listed 187 homicides, and over 83 percent—or 156—of the victims, were black. Twenty-six were white with one Hispanic and one “other.”
The latest report lists just 79 suspects, of whom 70 are black. Many killings have no suspect, which reflects the city’s low homicide clearance rate. Not even 40 percent of killings result in an arrest.
The GOP dominates Missouri, because a coalition of color has no demographic clout or electoral dominance in the state. Thus, gun rights thrive.
There’s a lesson here for Republicans, but few would dare understand them…