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Missouri Leads Nation in Black Homicides

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The Violence Policy Center released its analysis of homicide data for the year 2009 (the most recent year with full available statistics), and for the second year straight, Missouri leads the nation in black homicide victimization. With 239 black homicide victims statewide (206 male and 33 female), Missouri clocks a staggering rate of 34.72 black murders per 100,000 people. The rate for black homicides nationwide is 17.9 per 100,000 people. The national overall homicide rate is 4.76 murders per 100,000 people.

In the starkest possible terms, if you're black and living in Missouri, you are seven times more likely to be murdered than a white person.

Now, the VPC is a research organization that's committed to strengthening gun regulation -- the group touts rather proudly on its website that the National Rifle Association "acknowledge us at 'the most effective ... anti-gun rabble rouser in Washington.'" The group has a vested interest in shaping the public discussion on guns. The statistics cited in the report, however, come from the FBI crime data. You may quibble with the VPC's mission, but the numbers and statistics are not theirs -- they're ours, as in, all of us as Americans. And those numbers are grim.

In Missouri, 239 black people were murdered in 2009. Males accounted for 206 of those victims, or 87 percent. 200 of those 239 total deaths were committed by people using a firearm of some sort.

The ten states with the highest black homicide victimization rates follow. You can visit the VPC's website if you want to see statistics crunched in various enlightening and depressing ways.

    1) Missouri, 34.72 per 100,000
    2) Michigan, 30.21 per 100,000
    3) Pennsylvania, 28.30 per 100,000
    4) Oklahoma, 27.96 per 100,000
    5) Louisiana, 26.33 per 100,000
    6) Indiana, 25.84 per 100,000
    7) Tennessee, 23.01 per 100,000
    8) Wisconsin, 22.71 per 100,000
    9) California, 22.33 per 100,000
   10) Nevada, 21.06 per 100,000

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14 comments
robin11dr
robin11dr

That simply means blacks in Missouri are better at killing blacks than other states.

robin11dr
robin11dr

That simply means Missouri Blacks are better at killing each other than any other state.

Old timer
Old timer

"In the starkest possible terms, if you're black and living in Missouri, you are seven times more likely to be murdered than a white person."

After observing the way black people and white people act over several decades, that seems about right...

Annoyed In Illinois
Annoyed In Illinois

How about you tabulate the number of White victims of black murderers and tell us which states/cities present the greatest threat for European-Americans?

Sagat Suntorn
Sagat Suntorn

The Black homicide rate in Missouri is higher than the homicide rate in some third world countries. But remember, diversity is our strength!

Leave_it_to_liberals
Leave_it_to_liberals

Liberals will want that corrected by proposing blacks kill more Whites in order to make White homicide rates higher.

KITTY
KITTY

Suprise Suprise! Knock me over with a feather! 

OMG, we are #1 again. Remember St. Louis is not just known for being one of  the top three most dangerous cities with the highest rates of homicides, we wear the crown for being #1 in STD's!

If Missouri leads the nation in black homicides, the City of St. Louis should be commended for making that happen since we account for more such homicides than any other city in the state.

And a very special thanks to all the thugs on the north side who gave their lives to make Missouri #1 in the nation. Your sacrifice is humbling.

Jtr1460
Jtr1460

Are you from St. Louis? I have so many questions and concerns. My family and I are moving there in June to take care of my sick mother n law. I'm white hubby black so naturally our kids are bi-racial. I have heard nightmares of raising mixed children there. Is this true? What should I know?

Anonymous
Anonymous

shut your stupid fuckin yap, pokey

robin11dr
robin11dr

@Jtr1460 Just make sure you move to a white neighborhood and you'll be perfectly safe, but move to a black neighborhood and you take your life into your own hands.

Michstrahan
Michstrahan

No its not that bad its jus if you live that life that's what come with it you will be ok

kcsparky
kcsparky

I will pray for you and your family.....buy good body armor!

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