Homicide Arrest Rate: Disparity For Black Victims Found In Study


A new analysis of data that breaks down homicide arrest rates by race showed the extent to which police investigators undervalue Black lives.

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The police were least likely to make an arrest in cases involving African-American homicide victims, the Washington Post reported, based on a decade-long analysis of homicide arrest data from 55 of the nation’s largest cities.

African-American victims accounted for more than 18,600 of the nearly 26,000 killings in 52 of those cities. Authorities put someone behind bars in 63 percent of cases involving a white victim, but just 47 percent of the times when the victim was Black.

For many in the Black community, this is evidence of what they’ve long…

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