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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Study: Firearm Homicide Rate for Black Men 29 Per 100,000; White Men 2 Per 100,000

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine claims to have discovered marked geographical disparities between the homicide and suicide rates among black and white men.

Researchers compiled data on homicides and suicides committed with guns in all fifty states, focusing specifically on non-Hispanic black and white males.

They found significant differences between the two demographics. In gun-related incidents, black men are more likely to die in homicides while white men are more likely to die in suicides.

But while they found no geographical trends related to homicides, 6 of the top 10 states with the highest gun-related suicide rates among whites are located in the south and the other four are located in the west. Northern and eastern states boast the lowest suicide rates among white men.

“The most surprising thing to me when I was conducting the analysis was how different the rates were across states,” Corinne Riddell, a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University in Canada who was the lead author of the study.

“We knew going into it that whites would have a higher rate of suicide and that black men would have a higher rate of homicide, but to see that level of variation in the rates across states was surprising,” she said. “Any time I see variations so large like that, that can’t be due to chance. I want to know why the differences exist.”

Unfortunately, the limitations of the study do not allow researchers to answer Riddell’s question.



Anonymous said...

about the same for fatherless children.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

What needs to be shown is how many of these 29 per 100,000 black male deaths are at the hands of other blacks as opposed to at the hands of whites or police. THAT would show that Black Lives Matter is a joke because it ONLY matters when it’s convenient to their own narrative. The number of black male firearms deaths that are directly caused by whites or the police is insignificant when compared to the number caused by other blacks. When blacks take responsibility for changing their own culture, then and ONLY then will they be taken seriously.

Anonymous said...

BAMM! Black Lives Matter...ROTFLMFAO

Whatcha got to say about that James Yakahomo? Must have something to do with Lynching and General Winder. LMFAO

lmclain said...

What do you expect from a culture that celebrates, admires, and promotes beating "bitches" up, shooting cops, shooting enemies, shooting anyone for anything, selling drugs, going to prison, having "baby momma's", dropping out of school, not "needing no man", teenage pregnancy, abortion, and violence (like destroying a drive-thru because you didn't get a soda).
It's more than obvious that, to black people, OTHER black lives DON'T matter. Except as a theatrical political slogan.

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