Missouri Leads the Nation in Black Homicide Rates
Missouri leads all states in an unfortunate statistic: Black homicide. Do the numbers tell the full story? http://t.co/t8GiGgjh64
— KCMO TALK RADIO (@kcmotalkradio) January 16, 2015
- This article discussed how Missouri’s Black Homicide rate is first in the country. Specifically, if you are black, you are seven times more likely to be murdered compared to non-blacks, two times the national black homicide rate.
- This data was reported by the Violence Policy Center based in Washington D.C. They took unpublished, Supplementary Homicide Report data from the FBI from 2012, the most recent data reported.
- I am unsure how the data would compare to a state like Illinois, Illinois has a higher population compared to Missouri and Chicago has the worst murder rate in the country. Could the population differences skew the data?
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