Here are the crime data that the Times doesn’t want its readers to know: blacks committed 66 percent of all violent crimes in the first half of 2009 (though they were only 55 percent of all stops and only 23 percent of the city’s population).
Blacks committed 80 percent of all shootings in the first half of 2009.
Together, blacks and Hispanics committed 98 percent of all shootings.
Blacks committed nearly 70 percent of all robberies.
Whites, by contrast, committed 5 percent of all violent crimes in the first half of 2009, though they are 35 percent of the city’s population (and were 10 percent of all stops).
They committed 1.8 percent of all shootings and less than 5 percent of all robberies.
The face of violent crime in New York, in other words, like in every other large American city, is almost exclusively black and brown.