Homicide Statistics…

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 in Truth, Uncategorized
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I was looking at homicide statistics for 2007, just for shits and grins, and noticed an interesting trend.

The perpetrator of the homicide based on age and race trend is what caught my eye.

Age

Total

Sex

Race

Male

Female

Unk

White

Black

Other

Unk

Total

17,040

10,975

1,206

4,859

5,278

6,463

245

5,054

Percent distribution1

100

64.4

7.1

28.5

31

37.9

1.4

29.7

Under 182

1,063

981

80

2

372

663

21

7

Under 222

3,845

3,574

264

7

1,403

2,321

82

39

18 and over2

10,146

9,023

1,098

25

4,766

5,038

218

124

Infant (under 1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 to 4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5 to 8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9 to 12

10

8

2

0

4

5

1

0

13 to 16

542

493

47

2

187

344

7

4

17 to 19

1,966

1,843

122

1

699

1,202

48

17

20 to 24

2,772

2,516

250

6

1,104

1,578

59

31

25 to 29

1,891

1,679

201

11

803

1,019

35

34

30 to 34

1,109

982

126

1

550

525

18

16

35 to 39

811

697

114

0

444

341

19

7

40 to 44

680

553

126

1

405

250

19

6

45 to 49

540

453

86

1

328

185

18

9

50 to 54

371

323

46

2

234

125

9

3

55 to 59

231

204

26

1

158

71

0

2

60 to 64

130

112

17

1

98

27

3

2

65 to 69

75

68

7

0

60

13

2

0

70 to 74

26

24

2

0

23

3

0

0

75 and over

55

49

6

0

41

13

1

0

Unknown

5,831

971

28

4,832

140

762

6

4,923

At ages 9-12 it’s about even with white and black commission of homicides. At age 13 there is a rather significant jump, almost double of blacks over whites committing the crime. Ages 17-19 it seems to have the same trend, double by black individuals. Are the differences here gang related? That would be my theory.

From 20-24 it seems to level off a bit and the whites catch up a bit, in fact, it is almost even again. Then from 25-29 the trend drops in both, but the difference is again about the same as the last group. Is this due to fewer gang members in this age range?

From age 30-34 it seems that whites have passed up the blacks in homicide. That trend continues all the way into the 75 and over category.

Now remember, homicide is counted as a homicide even for self defense. Are the older white dudes killing more in self defense as the age progresses? Are the older whites more likely to own a gun for self defense?

Are the fewer black homicides in the later years a direct result of these blacks being less likely to be in gangs, likely more successful and likely home owners, and also more likely to be self defense?

Another interesting thing about this report is that it doesn’t list Hispanics as a category. Are they listed in the “Other” category with Asians, or are they lumped in with the whites as “White Hispanic”? What gives? 30% of the inmates in California are Hispanic. Why are they left off as a group?

Questions abound…

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