Recognizing Pseudo and Cherry Picked Crime Data, Used as Propaganda by White Nationalists, to Demonize Blacks



By Brother Saye









White supremacists and their sympathizers often used crime data to justify the harming and mistreatment of Blacks. One of the favorite claims made by people promoting anti Black propaganda using crime data, is the claim that Blacks are only 13% of the American population, but are responsible for 52% of the murders in America. They also make the below:


Blacks are only 13% of the American population, but are responsible for 53% of the violent crimes in America, in 2017.


Blacks men are only 6% of the American population, but are responsible for 52% of the murders in America, in 2017.


Blacks are only 13% of the American population, but are over represented in every single crime data statistic.


Blacks are only 13% of the American population, but are accounted for most of the arrests in America, in 2017.


EVERY SINGLE CLAIM ABOVE IS A LIE


Most of the people making these false claims often misrepresent what Table 43, of the FBI’s 2017 crime data, is saying. Let’s begin debunking all the false claims, White supremacists use to demonize and justify the harming of Blacks in America.


In 2017 There were a total of 17,284 reported murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in the U.S. in 2017. (Table 4) 9,468 people of all races were arrested for Murder in 2017 (Table 43) 5,025 of those arrested, happen to be Black. (Table 43)


Instead of just saying, 53.1% of the individuals who were arrested, and charged with murder in 2017, were Black, White Supremacists always like to mis-analyze the data, and say, Blacks are responsible for 53% of the murders in America. It makes no sense at all. There were 17,284 documented murders in America, not 9,468. Their 53.1% claim is strictly based on arrests total, and not the actual murder total of 17,284. Let’s examine this closer. White Supremacists claim that Blacks are responsible for 53.1% of the murders in the United States, by using arrest totals from Table 43, of the 2017 FBI crime data. The 53.1% is based on the following math, which has nothing to do with the murder totals. Table 43 of the FBI crime data, is a table of showing arrests by Race and Ethnicity, for the year 2017.


9468 Total Arrests

5025 Blacks Arrested

4188 Whites Arrested - Blacks Represented 53.1% of murder arrests


The documented murder total is not the same as the arrest totals … and the two should not be confused. The total documented murders in America in 2017 is 17,284 … so why are White supremacists using the math above to make a false claim? Nowhere in the crime data does it state that Blacks are responsible for 53% of the Murders in America. As you can see, White Supremacists have misrepresented what the data says. Further research is found in the Expanded Homicide Data - Table 3. This table shows the 2017 murder offenders by age, sex, race, and ethnicity. There were a total of 17,284 reported murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in the U.S. in 2017, & The Expanded Homicide Data - Table 3, shows the following.


6,444 of the murder offenders were Black

5,125 of the murder offenders were White

314 of the murder offenders were other &

5,368 of the murder offenders were unknown


Meaning -

Whites represented 29.7% of all murder offenders

Blacks represented 37.4 of all murder offenders

1.8% of the Murder offenders are listed as Other

& 31.1% of the Murder offenders were unknown


So Why are white supremacists going around lying, saying Blacks are responsible for 53 percent of the Murders? If we were dealing with honest or noble men and women. White supremacists are very deceptive, and I’ve shown they are willing to lies, by cherry picking crime data, and tell half-truths. to maintain their biases, and hateful stereotypes. If What they say about Blacks being violent is true, why are they manipulating and lying about the data in the crime research? They are lying, because it does not fit their narrative. Here are a few things we should know. The data points out that When the race of the offender was known, 54.2 percent were Black or African American, 43.1 percent were White, and 2.6 percent were of other races. The race was unknown for 5,368 offenders. (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 3.) If this was the argument … no one would have an issue with the claim, because the claim supports the data. The data also shows that:


Very Important Fact

18,547 law enforcement agencies were eligible to participate in the UCR Program of reporting crime to the FBI. Only 16,655 agencies reported in 2017, and most of them were from metropolitan areas with a high concentration of Blacks and minorities. Many precincts (which happen to be mostly White in population) are not required to turn in crime data, because they have a population of below 10,000. Only 12,599 agencies reported arrests data in 2017, an estimated population of only 253,405,839. (More info under, Per-Capita)

Source:

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/topic-pages/cius-summary


There are numerous types of local law enforcement agencies which include the following:

City Police Department

County Sheriff’s Office

Transit Authority Police

School District Police

Housing Authority Police

District Attorneys’ Office Investigators

Airport Police

Harbor Police

University Police

Hospital Police


The FBI warns its readers of the pitfalls of using the data to rank race and cities, by stating "These incomplete analyses have often created misleading perceptions which adversely affect geographic entities and their residents." https://ucr.fbi.gov/ucr-statistics-their-proper-use


The data is based solely on police investigation, as opposed to the determination of a court, medical examiner, coroner, jury, or other judicial body.


Suspected White supremacists have no problem showing arrests percentages of Blacks, from table 43 of the FBI crime data, but when Blacks show the rest of the data found in the same report, many suspected racists often get offended, and will say the data is not true. Others will go straight into the per-capita argument, which I will address next. The data below are the percentages for Whites in America, representing arrests totals for 2017. Whites represented:

68.9 % of all Documented Arrests

58.5 % of all Documented Violent Crime Arrests

65.5% offenses against family and children

70% of all drug abuse convictions

63.6% Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing

67.5% rape arrests

62.1% Aggravated assault arrests

70.9% sex offenses

81.7% driving under the influence

65.1% Forgery and counterfeiting

71.3% Arson

66% Motor vehicle theft

67.7% larceny-theft

Source: 2017 FBI - Table 43, Arrests - by Race and Ethnicity, 2017


Per - Capita

47 million estimated Blacks live in America

5,025 Blacks were arrested for Murder in 2017

47,000,000 divided by 100,000 = 470

470 x 10.7 = 5029

10.7 out of every 100,000 is 5,029

We estimate 10.7 out of every 100,000 Black individual living in America was arrested for murder. 5,025 Blacks out of 47 Million Blacks represents less than 0.01% of the entire Black population. The per-capita data supports the fact that only 0.01% of the Black population was arrested for Murder, (a very small percent/ and very low number per capita) but White supremacists continue to falsely state that Blacks are violent. The overwhelming majority of blacks are hardworking, law abiding citizens.


31.1% of the Murder offenders were unknown


From age 30 to 75+, 2,668 of the known Murder offenders were White

From age 30 to 75+, 2,106 of the known Murder offenders were Black

Source: Expanded Homicide Data Table 2


In 2017, 68.9 percent of all persons arrested were White, 27.2 percent were Black or African American, and the remaining 3.9 percent were of other races. (See Table 43)


There are an additional 782 murders not included in the total Murder count, because they have been deemed, “Justifiable” by law enforcement. Of those, law enforcement officers so called “justifiably” killed 429 people, and private citizens “justifiably” killed 353 people during the commission of crimes. (See Expanded Homicide Data Tables 14 and 15.) “The Marshall Project” research has shown that the Killing of Black men by Whites are far more likely to be ruled “justifiable.” When you examine the methodology used by the FBI, a lot of would be White offenders, are being removed from the murder count, because their crime is being listed under a “justifiable” killing. The data entered by police are incomplete; not all police departments participate and not all states collect the same data. In some cases, several states did not report data on justifiable homicides. Research has shown that around 17 percent of cases when a Black man was killed by a non-Hispanic White civilian, the killing was categorized as justifiable. The national average, in which police classify civilian killings as justifiable, is less than 2 percent. The killings of Black males by Whites were labeled justifiable more than eight times as often as others. This racial disparity has persisted for decades and is hard to explain based solely on the circumstances reported by the police data.

429 Justifiable Homicides by Law Enforcement - Expanded Homicide Data Table 14

353 Justifiable Homicides by Private Citizens - Expanded Homicide Data Table 15


The FBI provides the following statement – “Caution against Ranking—Each year when Crime in the United States is published, some entities use the figures to compile rankings of cities and counties. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a town, city, county, state, tribal area, or region. Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. Valid assessments are possible only with careful study and analysis of the range of unique conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing crime data of individual reporting units from cities, metropolitan areas, states, or colleges or universities solely based on their population coverage or student enrollment.” In addition, I’m adding that people use figures from the (UCR) Uniform Crime Reporting Program, to promote propaganda about race, as well, and data provides limited insight into the many variables that mold the crime. The flawed use of using "so called per capita analysis" regarding population, with the FBI crime data report, is rapid among White supremacist, and their sympathizers, and the FBI warns us of this. Smaller towns and cities with a population of 10,000 or below are not required to send in crime data to the FBI - City law enforcement agencies with a population of 10,000 and over in population and county law enforcement agencies 25,000 and over in population, are mostly on this site.

Source: https://www.ucrdatatool.gov/faq.cfm

(The FBI Crime data does not include and document crimes committed, in a lot of the smaller White communities, across the United States)


Another common argument is the “Hispanics are not White” argument. White supremacists, and their sympathizers, often create homemade charts and graphs, separating Whites from Hispanics, with no sound methodology. They make up numbers, and they never include Black Hispanics in the equation. These charts are often based on a pseudo methodology. They often lie, and pretend that the data comes directly from the FBI. They fail to mention that there are many dark complexion Hispanics in the United States, who come from the Dominican, Cuba, northern South America, the Caribbean coast of Central America, and Puerto Rican populations. Black Hispanics and Afro-Latins are often listed as Blacks in crime data, but you never hear Blacks crying about how they are being victimized and mis-represented in crime data. Whites supremacists will go out of their way to make up fake charts and alter crime data, when it comes to White Hispanics. White supremacists love playing the victim card and altering crime data, while using no sound methodology. They always try to remove the White Ethnic Hispanics from their crime totals ... while secretly maintaining them in the exaggerated White population total, along with Jews, to enhance their Per-Capita numbers. We can prove their bias because not once have we ever seen them adjust the crime data numbers for Blacks, by removing the dark complexion Hispanics, who are listed as Black. Seventy-five percent of states regularly and recently reported data by ethnicity on at least one of our five measures, but only 39 percent did so for two or more measures. - So why are White supremacists pretending their pseudo charts makes sense. When dark skinned Hispanics are arrested, most are often considered Black, but they are never factored into the White supremacist fake crime charts. In the United States, Black Hispanics are estimated at over 1 million (1,243,471) of the Total population, and represent 2.5% of all Black People.

Source: 2010 US Census Brief


Now let’s go back and examine the baseless claims often made by White supremacists.


Blacks are only 13% of the American population, but are responsible for 53% of the violent crimes in America, in 2017.

False


Blacks men are only 6% of the American population, but are responsible for 52% of the murders in America, in 2017.

False


Blacks are only 13% of the American population, but are over represented in every single crime data statistic.

TBD - We don;t know how many of the crimes were by Black Hispanics, and we are not sure how many of the crimes done by Whites are not being reported. The numbers are questionable.


Blacks are only 13% of the American population, but are accounted for most of the arrests in America, in 2017.

False