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trojanwar2
08-11-2007, 10:21 AM
According to the Liberal Media I thought that most gun owners are White males 30-45 yrs old. So I would think (yea right) that a majority of the gun related murders would be committed by white males. Since supposedly more guns equals more deaths? :confused::confused:






Nearly half US murder victims are black: report

Aug 9 04:22 PM US/Eastern







African-Americans are victims of nearly half the murders committed in the United States despite making up only 13 percent of the population, a report published Thursday showed.
Around 8,000 of nearly 16,500 murder victims in 2005, or 49 percent, were black Americans, according to the report released by the statistics bureau of the Department of Justice.

Broken down by gender, 6,800 black men were murdered in 2005, making up more than half the nearly 13,000 male murder victims.

Black women made up 35 percent, or 1,200, of the nearly 3,500 female homicide victims.

Young black men aged between 17 and 29 bore a disproportionately high burden in the grim statistics, making up 51 percent of African-American murder victims.

The percentage of white male murder victims in the same age group was 37 percent.

More than half the murders of blacks took place in densely populated urban areas.

Firearms were involved 77 percent of the time in homicides involving black people and around 60 percent of the time in murders of whites.

Most murder victims -- 93 percent of blacks and 85 percent of whites -- were killed by someone of their own race.

Gang violence was involved in around five percent of homicides with black victims against seven percent for white victims.

In percentage terms, whites were twice as likely to be killed by a current or former partner than blacks -- 12 percent of whites were murdered by a life partner against six percent of blacks.

Blacks were also at greater risk of rape or sexual assault than any other ethnic group except American Indians, the report showed.

AJAX22
08-11-2007, 10:29 AM
interesting, but it would be more relevent if it was a study on the age/demographic/socio-economic condition of the perpetrators of the murders instead of the victims

Piper
08-11-2007, 10:58 AM
I totally agree, who's doing all the klling?

WolfMansDad
08-11-2007, 11:09 AM
The last study I saw (don't have a link handy, though) showed that murderers and their victims tend to closely resemble each other. Young black men tend to murder yound black men. Yound white men tend to murder young white men, etc. Young women tend to be murdered by their live-in boyfriends, who tend to be of the same race. Violence seldom crosses the color line.

jumbopanda
08-11-2007, 11:33 AM
Most murder victims -- 93 percent of blacks and 85 percent of whites -- were killed by someone of their own race.

Yea.

Josh3239
08-11-2007, 1:36 PM
The last study I saw (don't have a link handy, though) showed that murderers and their victims tend to closely resemble each other.

That's what I was taught. For example, the lower class generally victimize the lower class.

Librarian
08-11-2007, 2:11 PM
Check these FBI/UCR tables: 3 Murder Offenders (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/05cius/offenses/expanded_information/data/shrtable_03.html) 5 Murder Victim/Offender Relationship (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/05cius/offenses/expanded_information/data/shrtable_05.html)

EricCartmann
08-11-2007, 2:18 PM
I believe the biggest murderer's of black guns are white people. And it does not end at black guns either, 500,000 M14's were killed by white men.