Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lynchings and Crime rates

  • In the 85 years between 1882 and 1968, 3,445 Black were lynched.[1] Blacks kill greater numbers of whites every five years. In fact, between 1976 and 2005 Blacks killed 29,410 Whites.[2]

1976 - 1980: 4637

1981 - 1985: 4664

1986 - 1990: 4879

1991 - 1995: 6300

1996 - 2000: 4519

2001 - 2005: 4411

  • In America, 1 in 240 White men are incarcerated. For Hispanic men it is 1 in 80; for Black men, it is 1 in 32.[3]
  • Blacks murder at 8 times the rate of Whites. Hispanics murder at 2.6 times the rate of Whites[4]

[1]http://academic.csuohio.edu/perloffr/lynching/

[2]http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/tables/ovracetab.htm

[3] & [4] http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/p05.pdf

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