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News Release, June 2, 1999:
Study: blacks commit 90% of interracial crime
Data suggest 'racial profiling' may have scientific basis
1. African-Americans commit 90% of the approximately 1,700,000 interracial crimes of violence that occur in the United States every year, and are more than 50 times more likely to commit violent crime against whites than vice versa.
2. Blacks are so much more likely than Americans of other races to commit crimes that police may be justified in stopping and questioning them more frequently - just as they stop men more often than women and young people more often than old people.
These are some of the controversial findings of a new think tank report based on extensive cross-analysis of government crime statistics. The study finds that Asians consistently commit the smallest number of crimes, followed by whites. Hispanics commit violent crime at approximately three times the white rate, and blacks are five to eight times more violent. In one of its most startling conclusions the report finds that blacks are as much more violent than whites as men are more violent than women. "This is the painful reality that gives rise to 'racial profiling,' " said Jared Taylor, the report's author. "Police quickly learn who the bad guys are. When there is a murder they don't look for little old ladies. They look for young men - unfortunately, they are often justified in looking for young black men."
The study, The Color of Crime, finds there is actually more black-on-white than black-on-black crime. When blacks commit violent crime they target whites slightly more than half the time. When whites commit violence they target blacks two to three percent of the time. The study also notes that despite the common view that hate crimes almost always involve whites brutalizing non-whites, blacks are twice as likely as whites to commit hate crimes.
The author of the study, Jared Taylor, is an internationally-trained economist and crime expert. He has written extensively on race relations and has testified in several court cases as an expert witness on crime rates.
1. Blacks commit violent crimes at four to eight times the white rate. Hispanics commit violent crimes at approximately three times the white rate, and Asians at one half to three quarters the white rate.
2. Blacks are as much more violent than whites (four to eight times) as men are more violent than women. Just as police stop and question men more often than women, they stop blacks more often than whites.
3. Of the approximately 1,700,000 interracial crimes of violence involving blacks and whites, 90 percent are committed by blacks against whites. Blacks are 50 times more likely than whites to commit individual acts of interracial violence. They are up to 250 times more likely than whites to engage in multiple-offender or group interracial violence.
4. There is more black-on-white than black-on-black violent crime. Fifty-six percent of violent crimes committed by blacks have white victims. Only two to three percent of violent crimes committed by whites have black victims.
5. Blacks are twice as likely as whites to commit hate crimes.
6. Hispanics are a hate crime victim category in FBI reports but not a perpetrator category. Hispanic offenders are classified as whites, which inflates the white offense rate and gives the impression that Hispanics commit no hate crimes.
The Color of Crime reports the results of extensive, computer-based cross analysis of data taken primarily from the following sources:
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States 1997
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization 1997
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1997
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hate Crime Statistics 1997
Click Here to View the Text of The Color of Crime
Click Here to View Jared Taylor's Report: Race, Crime, and Violence
New Century Foundation, which sponsored the report, is a non-profit organization based in the Washington, DC, suburb of Oakton, VA.