February 29, 2016
Jim Goad: Madame Clinton vs. the Super-Predators
Jim Goad writes:
All righty, then, what do the statistics show about the intersection of race and violent crime? Department of Justice stats from 1980 to 2008 show that blacks—13% of the population—committed 52% of all homicides in the USA. FBI stats from 2013 show blacks lagging a bit in the murder department—they “only” committed 38% of that year’s murders but still killed more people than whites did, despite the fact that whites outnumber them by a factor of about five to one. Blacks were severely overrepresented in all areas of crime, but when one looks at the sorts of offenses that may be labeled “predatory”—murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault—blacks are typically overrepresented by around 300% or more. No other group comes close to such lopsided overrepresentation. (…)
“…major cities with substantial poverty but few blacks usually tend to have far lower levels of crime.
For example, El Paso and Atlanta are comparable in size and have similar poverty rates, but the latter has eight times the robbery rate and over ten times the homicide rate.” (…)
Viewed from a completely different angle, Clinton’s 1996 statements could be viewed as a slur against whites, implying that they simply aren’t very good at being criminal predators. Ms. Clinton’s comments may have inadvertently discouraged countless aspiring white predators from pursuing a criminal career.