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Jan 16, 2013 Dragnet commented on The Problem Isn't White People With Guns, It's Black People With Guns.
@56 Yes, you are right that it is not the same thing, but at 94% Black on Black it gives you an idea of the order of magnitude of difference.
Using your numbers, with 57% of murders perpetrated BY blacks (13% of the population) vs 42% perpetrated by White incl Hispanic (78%) the "murders committed per capita" is about 8x higher, higher still if you separate out Hispanic.

If the goal of policy changes is to reduce total homicides, that information seems relevant. I had no idea there was such a large difference.

Jan 16, 2013 Dragnet commented on The Problem Isn't White People With Guns, It's Black People With Guns.
@54- Not sure if this site breaks links in comments, but if you google:

cdc "Homicides — United States, 1999–2007" Logan

the report should come up.

It also doesn't break down homicides by method. I wonder if the "57%" matched up with the percentage of the population doesn't come close to the rates per100,000 given in the CDC report.
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Jan 15, 2013 Dragnet commented on The Problem Isn't White People With Guns, It's Black People With Guns.
Cannot stand Coulter, but the difference in homicide rates between "non-Hispanic whites" and "blacks" is stunning, according to the CDC, looking at 1999 to 2007. Close to 10-1 overall, with the biggest difference among 20-24yo males:
White: 6.9/100,000
Black: 109/100,000

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml…
 

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