Study: Half of black males, 40 percent of white males arrested by age 23

Jan 06, 2014

Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, which can hurt their ability to find work, go to school and participate fully in their communities.

A new study released Monday (Jan. 6) in the journal Crime & Delinquency provides the first contemporary findings on how the risk of arrest varies across race and gender, says Robert Brame, a criminology professor at the University of South Carolina and lead author of the study.

The study is an analysis of national survey data from 1997 to 2008 of teenagers and young adults, ages 18

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verkle
3.9 / 5 (7) Jan 06, 2014
These numbers don't reflect actual crime levels.

Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.

Hispanics commit three times more violent crimes than whites, but the statistics are nebulous because sometimes they are classified as white, so it could be far higher.

Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery.

Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.

verkle
3.4 / 5 (5) Jan 06, 2014
For more information:

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cantdrive85
3 / 5 (6) Jan 06, 2014
Study: Half of black males, 40 percent of white males arrested by age 23


Is that a surprise in prison nation? The land of millions of laws... Oh, and it's your responsibility to know them, all of them.
alfie_null
2.3 / 5 (6) Jan 06, 2014
These numbers don't reflect actual crime levels. . . .

Verkle, after checking the link you provided and the author of its page (New Century Foundation), I'm left wondering at what point in your life did you become racist? Would you say it was nurture (e.g. your parents taught you to hate others) or nature (e.g. you have a faulty gene or two)?
grondilu
3.7 / 5 (3) Jan 06, 2014
> Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, which can hurt their ability to find work, go to school and participate fully in their communities.

Committing crime can hurt you ability to find work, go to school and participate in your community? No kidding.

What do the authors of this suggest exactly? That we don't punish crime in the hope that criminals would spontaneously become honest?
verkle
3.7 / 5 (6) Jan 06, 2014
Verkle, after checking the link you provided and the author of its page (New Century Foundation), I'm left wondering at what point in your life did you become racist? Would you say it was nurture (e.g. your parents taught you to hate others) or nature (e.g. you have a faulty gene or two)?


Yeah...I probably have a faulty gene or two. No, I don't consider myself racist. I love all people equally, including blacks. But if I have to pass through a part of town where mostly tough blacks live, yes, I get a little extra scared. Because I am aware of these statistics.

ViperSRT3g
5 / 5 (4) Jan 06, 2014
You know you're in the bad area of town when the windows are all boarded up with iron bars. Regardless of the ethnicity of the occupants.
kochevnik
3 / 5 (6) Jan 06, 2014
At least 80% of the LAPD outstanding warrants are latino: http://www.lapdon...t_wanted

What do the authors of this suggest exactly? That we don't punish crime in the hope that criminals would spontaneously become honest?
Many laws are specifically written to target blacks. For example drug laws target blacks who sell on the street, whereas whites often are well known in rich,affluent suburbs well hidden from police patrol cars. Also, few blacks will debate there is a crime problem among themselves. Stereotyping does not make a city safer and creates resentment which in fact makes it more dangerous
Noumenon
3.5 / 5 (6) Jan 06, 2014
These numbers don't reflect actual crime levels. . . .

Verkle, after checking the link you provided and the author of its page [...], I'm left wondering at what point in your life did you become racist?


I'm sure there are racist people that revel in the statistics provided by verkle, as it can be used by them to bolster their claim of superiority.

However, that fact, does not make the statistical facts less accurate, nor does presenting such facts imply such ulterior racist motive. The stats he gave are in fact reality as I've seen like figures from the general media.

The racism of patronization by lowering the bar of acceptable behavior, excuse making, and race baiting, does more harm to them, than acknowledging the cold hard facts and admitting to the fundamental cultural failure.

The reason they're in such a deplorable state is directly due to the perpetual victimization industry advocated by liberals for their votes, and a degenerating family unit.
Noumenon
3.7 / 5 (6) Jan 06, 2014
Many laws are specifically written to target blacks. For example drug laws target blacks who sell on the street, whereas whites often are well known in rich,affluent suburbs well hidden from police patrol cars.


So, somehow the laws are racist? The laws are the same for everyone. More attention is paid to these black communities because of the disproportionately higher and more violent crime rate.

I will remind you also that increased presence of police in these communities means increased protection for that community. You can't on the on hand complain of this focused response and then on the other cry out for help.
Noumenon
3.9 / 5 (7) Jan 06, 2014
Also, few blacks will debate there is a crime problem among themselves. Stereotyping does not make a city safer and creates resentment which in fact makes it more dangerous


There is nothing wrong with using factual data to make law enforcement more efficient. This does not mean treating individual free citizens differently however. Ignoring factual data simply to be 'politically correct' and not to offend, is the worst that can be done.

These numbers don't reflect actual crime levels. . . .


I think the point of the study is to say that the crime levels 'are roughly the same',... why else would the above article not include the more meaningful data that you posted?
OdinsAcolyte
3 / 5 (4) Jan 06, 2014
Arrest does not equal crime.
For such high statistics there are certainly a lot of folks talking trash.
Returners
3 / 5 (4) Jan 06, 2014
We live in a country where pop-culture favors violence and law breaking, even though people wouldn't individually want that done to them.

Examples:
Rap music culture (r.e. violence vs women)
"Root for the Bad Guys" movies like Fast and the Furious and Payback
"Breaking Bad"

It literally equates prosperity and "beating the system" with "breaking the law".

Even Al Sharpton complained about other African Americans culture of hating everything, including education, "because it was too white."

Talk about crime, you know, I agree, what do people expect the police to do? Just let them all get away with it?

They already let people walk for things they shouldn't:

Child abuse, spouse abuse

Assaults, even with a melee weapon, go unpunished

Athletes in sport beat the hell out of one another with a stick or a helmet, and it's not a fighting sport, it's hockey or football, and in any other context they'd get arrested for assault, and should be arrested now, but aren't.
Noumenon
2.3 / 5 (6) Jan 06, 2014
Generally speaking we are way to weak on violent criminals; they need to be sentenced to hard labour, and "parole" needs to be outlawed.
barakn
1 / 5 (5) Jan 06, 2014
The racists gather like cockroaches in posts they think no one else is looking at, and they slap each other on the back and say "I'm not racist."
VENDItardE
3.7 / 5 (3) Jan 06, 2014
These numbers don't reflect actual crime levels. . . .

Verkle, after checking the link you provided and the author of its page (New Century Foundation), I'm left wondering at what point in your life did you become racist? Would you say it was nurture (e.g. your parents taught you to hate others) or nature (e.g. you have a faulty gene or two)?


and I am wondering at what point in YOUR life did you become stupid and gullible
Noumenon
3 / 5 (2) Jan 07, 2014
The racists gather like cockroaches in posts they think no one else is looking at, and they slap each other on the back and say "I'm not racist."


Could you point to a racist comment above?

It is clowns like you who are the problem with honest discourse, and Use the 'racism' charge as a weapon. The entire racial grievance industry has done more harm to blacks than any modern racist white group could accomplish.