IS IT DIFFERENT HERE? NOPE.
Patterns are found within the victimology of crime in the United States.
Overall, the financially disadvantaged, males, those younger than 25 and non European-Americans were more likely to fall victim to crime. Income, sex and age had the most dramatic effect on the chances of a person being victimized by crime, while the characteristic of race depended upon the crime being committed.
In 2005, 27 out of 1,000 African Americans became the victim of a violent crime, compared to 20 out of every 1,000 White Americans. African Americans were overall 35% more likely to sustain a violent crime. The likelihood of being murdered was drastically higher for African Americans. In 2004 African Americans constituted roughly 13.4% of the general population, yet, nearly half, 49%, of all murder victims in 2005 were African American.
OBAMA SHOULD ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM WITHIN CONTEMPORARY BLACK CULTURE/SUB-CULTURE.
BILL COSBY DID.