Monday, January 14, 2013

US Murder Rates by State and Race: 2003 thru 2009

The following tables were compiled by The Audacious Epigone, a quant blogger of some renown. The first table looks at murder rates committed by blacks, averaged over the years 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007, 2009. Source: Audacious Epigone Black Homicide Rates by State

StateRate
1. District of Columbia38.68
2. Pennsylvania34.16
3. Wisconsin30.93
4. Michigan30.89
5. Indiana30.74
6. Arizona29.90
7. Louisiana29.28
8. Nevada27.71
9. Oklahoma27.06
10. Missouri27.01
11. Tennessee25.20
12. California25.13
13. Kansas24.10
14. Maryland23.73
15. Arkansas22.79
16. Ohio22.34
17. Minnesota21.58
18. Vermont21.24
19. West Virginia19.70
20. Alabama19.61
21. Illinois18.62
22. New Jersey18.19
23. Texas18.00
24. Colorado17.89
25. South Carolina16.64
26. Virginia16.26
27. Kentucky16.16
28. New Mexico16.00
29. North Carolina15.40
30. Alaska15.39
31. Utah15.02
32. New York14.76
33. Washington14.53
34. Iowa14.29
35. Delaware14.00
36. Oregon13.94
37. Georgia13.54
38. Massachusetts13.45
39. Wyoming12.57
40. Rhode Island11.77
41. Mississippi11.20
42. Connecticut10.57
43. Hawaii9.14
44. Montana8.78
45. South Dakota8.69
46. North Dakota8.41
47. Idaho8.28
48. Maine4.42
49. Nebraska3.68
50. New Hampshire2.23


The next table comes from Audacious Epigone: White Murder Rates by State

Keep in mind that since Hispanic crime rates are not separated from white crime rates, it is highly likely that Hispanic perpetrators were involved in most of the murders designated as having been committed by "whites," in states containing an appreciable Hispanic population. That is one of the quirks in the US system of crime reporting.

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StateRate
1. District of Columbia12.43
2. Nevada6.64
3. New Mexico6.63
4. Arizona6.43
5. California5.81
6. Oklahoma4.45
7. Texas4.38
8. Alaska4.12
9. Hawaii3.64
10. Maryland3.52
11. South Carolina3.52
12. Tennessee3.51
13. Louisiana3.42
14. Missouri3.42
15. West Virginia3.05
16. Arkansas3.00
17. Alabama2.91
18. North Carolina2.90
19. Colorado2.86
20. Georgia2.68
21. Kentucky2.66
22. Kansas2.51
23. Wyoming2.49
24. Virginia2.44
25. Washington2.43
26. Indiana2.41
27. New York2.35
28. New Jersey2.27
29. Mississippi2.21
30. Michigan2.19
31. Pennsylvania2.16
32. Idaho2.10
33. Connecticut2.03
34. Oregon1.98
35. Montana1.84
36. Rhode Island1.84
37. Massachusetts1.74
38. Ohio1.73
39. Delaware1.69
40. Utah1.63
41. Maine1.60
42. Vermont1.58
43. Wisconsin1.34
44. Illinois1.27
45. South Dakota1.21
46. Nebraska1.19
47. North Dakota1.19
48. Iowa1.14
49. Minnesota0.91
50. New Hampshire0.86


One of the interesting observations is how much higher black murder rates are than "white" rates, even when murders by Hispanics are added to murders by "whites."

Stratification of US murder rates by race will show that blacks have the highest murder rates, hispanics the next highest, whites the third highest, and asians have the lowest murder rates. In the UK, Europe, and Australia, the rankings would vary somewhat due to different immigrant populations.

Following are some international homicide rate comparisons:





1 comment:

Jean Younger said...

Very insightful. I'm glad to see someone who is not afraid to stand up and speak plainly about this kind of thing.