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According to an estimate I read on Wiki, 90.5% of homicides are committed by men when men make up some 50% of the population. Men, then, are vastly more homicidal thantheeir numbers should justify. How many would argue that men are inherently, by nature, homicidal? Given the reasoning of some on this post, more than a few; crime is far complex than mere demographics can account for.

17th April 2015 at 4:28 am

Thats because women, who are more likely than men to kill their own children, have seen their crimes rebranded as “infanticide” or can claim “battered wife syndrome” after killing their parnters. In reality women are just as violent as men.

27th August 2015 at 6:17 pm

This is, at the least, a poorly structured sentence. As it is, it suggests that young black men are 12-13 percent of the population.

17th April 2015 at 11:13 am

You have to also realize the government considers Mexican mestizos to be white. That serves to increase the amount of white crime. Non-Hispanic whites comprise roughly 62% of the population of the US.

26th April 2015 at 12:10 am

Interesting comments. I do have one request though that I think would add to the comments. if people would say if they are black or white. I think that would help as far as getting an idea as to what people are thinking based on their own experiences and backgrounds. I am wondering when I read a comment If the person is just wondering what it may be like or if they are prejudice etc. it would help to know.

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Blacks embarrass themselves through bad behavior. Not all blacks, but a large enough group to be statistically significant. Facts are facts, blacks commit 3 times more violent crimes and up to 6 times more murders.

It’s not because they are poor, because I am white and I used to be so poor that we didn’t get to eat everyday. My dad was an alcoholic that drank away the majority of the money and my mom spent her time sleeping around. I was sexually abused and then told to “suck it up.” I was poor and had bad parents…and I haven’t murdered, stole, raped, or assaulted others.

Being poor is an excuse, but it is based on the acceptance of bad behavior. I’ve lived in South Carolina and Kansas in extremely depressed areas. In similar situations, with the only difference being the percentage of blacks, the crime rate and racism were drastically different. Crime was almost non-existent in the white community, which was slightly poorer.

And furthermore, why do blacks riot more often? Why do the riots always end up in looting? It is because crime is generally accepted as more palatable in black communities. My personal belief, based on my opinion so it is useless to argue with an opinion, is that crime is more acceptable because we have conditioned blacks to become wards of the state. When they become dependent on the government income, they slowly but surely become entitled. And entitlement makes people feel as though what they want should be theirs…and over time it becomes ok to act out on that feeling.

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