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Proportionally More Blacks than Whites Pulled Over While Driving in Missouri

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Attorney General Chris Koster today released the Missouri Vehicle Stops Report, which breaks down the total number of traffic stops, vehicle searches and arrest rate by race. The report also calculates what's called "the disparity index," which releates each racial group's total proportion of traffic stops to its proportion of the driving population. Once again, if you're black and driving in Missouri, you're far more likely to be pulled over than any other race -- but if you're black and driving in Missouri, you probably already knew that.

According to the numbers, blacks are 72 percent more likely to be pulled over by police than white drivers. As AG Koster notes in his analysis of the report, "These findings continue a disturbing trend for African-American drivers in Missouri. Specifically, the disparity indexes for African-American drivers have increased in each of the last six years except 2010."

The disparity index for black drivers did drop in 2010, but not by much. It dropped from 1.62 in 2009 down to 1.61 in 2010. For 2011, the disparity index is back up to 1.63.

Koster's analysis sounds a further ominous note. "The disparity index for African-American drivers has increased in ten of the last 12 years. The 2011 disparity rate of 1.63 compares to a rate of 1.27 twelve years ago."

In other words, in twelve years of recording data and publicizing the information, there has been no improvement in the disparity rate. Despite that seeming inequality, Koster warns that "Statistical disproportion does not prove that law enforcement officers are making vehicle stops based on the perceived ethnicity of the driver. The compilation and analysis of data, however, does provide both law enforcement and the community with a starting point for dialogue to appreciate each other's perspective and arrive at common ground."

That may be, but just don't attempt such a dialogue if you're black and standing on the shoulder while a cop runs your license. The last stat measured in the report, arrest rate, shows that 4.92 percent of the total population that's pulled over ends up being arrested; whites are arrested 4.15 percent of the time, while blacks are arrested 8.09 percent of that time -- or roughly twice as many times if you're keeping score at home.


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lrwalls84
lrwalls84

Here's an idea lets investigate why each driver got pulled over. Oh that's right that would be fact finding something people hate to do. SMH only in America

Stephanie
Stephanie

I take it all the STLToday trolls have moved over to the RFT? 

loki03xlh
loki03xlh

The answer is obvious.  Proportionally, more blacks drop out of school......WITHOUT PASSING DRIVER'S EDUCATION!!!!!! If you aren't taught how to drive properly, you will get pulled over more often. 

Yo_mama
Yo_mama

 When whites do violence — rape, murder, assault — how often do they choose black victims? Shouldn’t a nation of bigots target blacks most of the time? At least half of the time? Of course, it does not. When whites commit violence, they to it to blacks 2.4 percent of the time. Blacks, on the other hand, choose white victims more than half the time. [317]

In those cases in which the race of the killer is known, blacks kill twice as many whites as whites kill blacks. Black-on-white robberies and gang assaults are twenty-one times more common than white on black. In the case of gang robbery, blacks victimize whites fifty-two times more often than whites do blacks. [318]

The contrasts are even more stark in the case of interracial rape. Studies from the late 1950s showed that the vast majority of rapes were same-race offenses. Research in Philadelphia carried out in 1958 and 1960 indicated that of all rapes, only 3.2 percent were black-on-white assaults and 3.6 percent were white-on-black. Since that time, the proportion of black-on-white rapes has soared. In a 1974 study in Denver, 40 percent of all rapes were of whites by blacks, and not one case of white-on-black rape was found. In general, through the 1970s, black-on-white rape was at least ten times more common that white-on-black rape. [319]

Because interracial rape is now overwhelmingly black on white, it has become difficult to do research on it or to find relevant statistics. The FBI keeps very detailed national records on crime, but the way it presents rape data obscures the racial element rather than clarifies it. Dr. William Wilbanks, a criminologist at Florida International University, had to sift carefully through the data to find that in 1988 there were 9,406 cases of black-on-white rape and fewer than ten cases of white-on-black rape. [320] Another researcher concludes that in 1989, blacks were three or four times more likely to commit rape than whites, and that black men raped white women thirty times as often as white men raped black women. [321]

Interracial crime figures are even worse than they sound. Since there are more than six times as many whites as blacks in America, it means that any given black person is vastly more likely to commit a crime against a white than vice versa. Also since the FBI has been instructed to obscure actual White crime statistics by including Hispanics in the numbers of White crime statistics. When viewed for rape statistics for White on Black rapes there have been so few in the past few decades that true White on Black rape is virtually non-existent as a reportable crime statistic. 

Heeb_Hoy_Paloy
Heeb_Hoy_Paloy

I wouldn't fall for this jewish ploy anymore. It's just more jewish propaganda to pit blacks against Whites. Yawn

nobody
nobody

"More Blacks get Pulled over than whites", really!!! Does it have anything to do with the fact that blacks commit an unusually high percentage of the violent crimes per capita?

Yo_mama
Yo_mama

I would like to see road signage posted before entering these zulu enclaves that say:

"DANGER VIOLENT FAILED RACE AHEAD"

Just_The_Facts
Just_The_Facts

This all assumes that they're NOT guilty of something that there would be a reason to pull them over. In Missouri the police have to have probable cause. Probable cause in this case would stolen plates, stolen tags, warrants, moving violations, traffic violations, suspicion of DUI, thug at the wheel/ghetto rap blaring out the windows/spinners spinning wildly/only the top of the thug's head visible (driving on the down low)/blacked out or heavily tinted windows to disguise black criminal inside........

All in all the rel problem is Proportionally More Blacks than Whites commit crimes and the nature of those crimes is far more threatening and violent in nature. If Blacks don't like it:A) They're not wanted in America because they won't assimilate or cooperate with society. They're mouthy, violent, and unpredictable. They're poorly educated, generally under the influence of drugs or alchohol. They're lazy and frequently complain about what little they even do contribute.B) They're welcome to leave anytime and most Whites would gladly contribute to a fund to help the resettle elsewhere in the world.

passthabuck
passthabuck

"Statistical disproportion does not prove that law enforcement officers are making vehicle stops based on the perceived ethnicity of the driver."  No shit.  Maybe they're making vehicle stops based on poor driving, criminal and suspicious activity, and general degenerate bad behavior.  Black on black crime is indeed legendary, they are incarcerated at higher rates, have higher drop out and teen pregnancy statistics and suffer from wage inequality because (drumroll)....of our racism and that of the police.  I guess having a black man in the white house is a fluke huh.

It's not overgeneralizing or a stereotype if it's true.

nobody
nobody

 In our area every black is pulled over, there are no black people living in the area so they must have another reason for being here, 3 of 4 end up being arrested for warrants or possession of something illegal..keep up the good work officers!

lrwalls84
lrwalls84

@nobody Where do you get your statics? And how do you know "no" black people live in your area? Seems it's people like you that keeps the problem going. 

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