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Crime and Race
Transcript of Crime and Race
Ike LeRoy, and Paulina Yu Race and Crime Definition: 1. a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim; 2. the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force. (1) Murder/manslaughter: the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Rape: is forced, unwanted sexual intercourse Assault: a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a person that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact. Statistics Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
Information collected regarding type of weapon showed that firearms were used in 67.5 percent of the Nation's murders, 41.4 percent of robberies, and 20.6 percent of aggravated assaults (weapons data are not collected for forcible rape). What Your Peers Said: Definition: possession, manufacturing, and distributing of illegal substances. Statistics Most common form of criminal activity in the united states.
The National Household Survey of Substance Drug Abuse finds that roughly the same proportion of blacks and whites - 12 to 13 percent - say that they use illegal substances. But 37 percent of thus arrested fro drug-related crimes such as trafficking or possession are black.
Adult African Americans were arrested on drugs charges at rates that were 2.8 to 5.5 times as high as those of white adults.
"Jim Crow may be dead but the drug war has never been color blind."
Although whites and blacks use and sell drugs, the heavy land of the law is more likely to fall on black shoulders.
Two-thirds of those arrested for drug violation in 2006 were white and 33 percent were black.
Black men are nearly 12 times as likely to be imprisoned for drug convictions as white men. Common Profile/Media Portrayal A white, middle class, educated male around 29 years of age (70% of the time) with no previous criminal history and no involvement in drug or alcohol abuse. Their offenses are characterized by sophisticated planning, and they have carefully considered lessons learned form the extensive histories most corporations have of regulatory violations. Most offenders prefer to work lone, except where the cooperators of others is needed. Statistics Caucasians make up for more than 90% of the perpetrators of white collar crime in the United States. nonwhite offenders are virtually nonexistent. Statistics FBI concluded that 61% of hate crimes were based on racial hatred.
Between 2003 and 2009 there were over 179,000 hate crimes committed.
61% of hate crime victims are white, 13% black, 17% hispanic, 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, 3% Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. "There is no such thing as a bad race, just bad people." References 1. Kornblum, William. Social Problems. 14th ed. New York City: Pearson Education Inc., 2009. 132-84. Print. Lee, Robin. "Violent Crime ." RAINN. N.p., 23 Mar. 2007. Web. 7 Mar. 2013.
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