Despite the enormous amount of technological, economic, educational, and scientific advances made by the United States, there is a troubling factor that places the land of the free behind Singapore, Ethiopia, and Kuwait. Although the star-spangled banner represents the land of religious and ideological freedom and expression, the United States is not superior to other countries in a particular area of interest. To put it bluntly, the United States has a violent crime epidemic on its hands.
Ranking at the 30th most dangerous country to live in, with a whopping crime rate variable of 53.44%, according to Statistic Brain. This is likely the fairest statistic to work with, as the United States is at least half as large as most European countries. For example, the United States has approximately 11.8 million crimes committed as of 2002, whereas Germany boasts only 6.51 million; however, considering that Germany is smaller than the State of Montana, a greater estimate concerning the amount of crime committed by individuals can be gathered.
Regarding the concerning high crime rate variable of 53.44%, much of this can be attributed to gang violence in black communities. According to the 2010 National Crime Victimization Survey, 62,593 black Americans were the victim of white violence and 320,082 white Americans were the victims of black violence. In accordance with these numbers, when taken strictly, black Americans commit 5x the amount of violent crime against whites than whites do against blacks. However, it must be taken into account that the black and white populations are not remotely equal.
Non-Hispanic white Americans comprise 63.7% (or 197,000,000) of the population in the United States, while black Americans comprise a measly 12.6% (or 38,000,000) of the national population. When these factors are taken into consideration, the amount of violent assaults committed by black Americans is 25x more than white assaults against blacks.
In 2011, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program of the FBI collected supplementary homicide data, complete with information regarding the age, sex, and race of the murder victim and offender, the type of weapon used, the relationship of the victim to the offender, and the circumstance surrounding the incident. 52% of the homicidal offenders were found to be black, and 50% of victims were also found to be black. 24.8% of all victims were slain by family members.
Despite comprising only 14.3% of the U.S. population, black Americans are responsible for approximately half of the nation’s violent crime rate.
Is this a surprising find? Perhaps. But, it is not a new trend among those with African ancestry. Violent crime has been a prominent issue in South Africa since before European colonization. A survey for the period 1990–2000 compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ranked South Africa second for assault and murder (by all means) per capita and first for rapes per capita in a data set of 60 countries.
When one calculates the homicide rate among Americans whites, it is found that the statistic will be on par with countries such as Canada, Finland, and Belgium, which are among the safest European[-American] countries in the world.
However, when the same calculation is given for the homicide rate among American blacks, one will receive a result akin to that of many violent African countries.
All of this is to say that the United States does not have a gun problem – it has a black culture problem. As one redditer put it:
“Yes, it’s more likely a black will be shot by police than a white, but that’s only because blacks are more likely to commit a violent crime. When it’s portrayed as the cause being racist cops, it’s simply lying with statistics. The truth is blacks are 13% of the [American] population and commit over 50% of the homicides. The US, especially the inner cities, has a huge black cultural problem.”
There is absolutely nothing factually incorrect with the above statement; in fact, if one looks at U.S. cities with a predominately black population, one will also find exponential spikes in crime rates.
Detroit, MI, for example, is 84% black. In 2014, the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting released information revealing that Detroit logged the highest murder rate among cities with more than 200,000 residents and stands at 10x the national rate.
Jackson, MS, which boasts an 80% black population, also has a violent crime rate that is 263% greater than the rest of Mississippi, and has not infrequently been ranked among the most dangerous cities in the United States.
The following chart shows a multitude of majority-black American cities and their crime rates, compared to the largest American cities. Detroit, a majority-black city with a population of almost 900,000, has a crime rate that is 16x greater than New York City, which has a population over 9x that amount (approx. 8.5 million +).
If majority-black cities and communities are taken out of the national American statistic for violent crime, one would see a drastically lower number, as it is clear what is the primary contributor to the crime epidemic in the United States. It is not neo-Nazi enclaves, Klu Klux Klan chapters, or white supremacist think tanks. It is black culture, which is a construct seeped in African feudalist tendencies manifested in urban gang violence.
The statistics speak for themselves folks: the United States could very well be the safest country in the world if it were not for its disproportionately violent black demographic.