Resolved Question: Why do People think Black People have higher Crime rates than White People!?
For instance, lots of people use statistics to ‘prove’ blacks commit
more crimes than whites. However, their argument is flawed because they only look at the crimes blacks typically commit. They ignore white collar crime like identity theft, embezzlement, toxic dumping, corporate crimes, real estate fraud etc. Also,the fact that black communities tend to generally have lower income levels in comparison to whites means it is to be expected that certain crimes would be commited more often within their communities, which would be the case for any group of people.
The argument is bunk. In fact, when you measure the crimes by the amount of damage the crimes create in terms of dollars lost and human suffering, the exact opposit is true. Whites are responsible for the vast majority of crimes done to society.
Best defense Learn statistics and use them correctly and fairly