The FBI has released its national crime stats for 2019. The murder rate was down 0.2%.
While blacks made up 52.5% of known murder offenders from 1980-2008, their percentage continues to inch upwards, reaching 55.9% in 2019:
|2019 Murder Offenders||Total||Known||Black
|% of Known Offenders||100.0%||55.9%||44.1%|
|% of Population||13.4%||86.6%|
|Black / Nonblack Ratio||8.2|
That means blacks were 8.2 times per capita as likely as a nonblack to be a known murder offender in 2019. (Due to continuing problems with how government agencies collect crime statistics, I’ve given up on figuring out rates for normal categories like non-Hispanic whites. But the big story with murders is blacks, so blacks vs. nonblacks will do.)
In the Black Lives Matter era, murder is becoming a black problem as it slowly fades out for the rest of the populace.
My opinion is that this incredible disparity in murder rates offers us a clue to the question wracking America in 2020: why do the police hassle black men so much?
But nobody else ever mentions that blacks, at 13.4% of the population, make up now well over 50% of murder offenders. (In contrast, blacks wind up between 1/4th and 1/3rd of police killings.) So I guess the answer must be invisible Systemic Racism or something.
If you don’t believe my calculations, here’s a screenshot: