Race and crime in Wisconsin
Aug 8th, 2011 by Unamused
This summer, Milwaukee, WI has suffered a series of racially motivated black-on-white mob attacks. Local police and media were forced to address the problem after the July 3 mob, when 50–60 black teens looted a gas station, then assaulted and brutally beat 15–20 innocent white people while laughing, throwing full beer bottles, and using racial slurs. The national media took notice only after last Thursday’s (August 4) mob, when hundreds of young blacks targeted white people leaving the State Fair, pulling them out of cars and beating them, and hospitalized two responding police officers.
In light of these events, it is important to know the facts about race and crime in Wisconsin.
In 2010, according to the US Census Bureau, Wisconsin was 86.2 percent “white” and 6.3 percent black, for a “white”-to-black ratio of 13.7. However, as I pointed out in my analysis of race and crime in Pennsylvania,
the US government generally* classifies over 90 percent of Hispanics as “white” [even though they constitute a distinct race], except when they are the victims (not perpetrators) of hate crime. This deceptive practice inflates the “white” crime rate, since Hispanics, like blacks, are significantly more criminal than whites….
On the other hand, only 5.9 percent of people in Wisconsin are Hispanic, according to the Census Bureau, so “white” mostly means white in the crime statistics below.
*This notoriously includes the Census Bureau, when they conduct the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) for the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The distribution of crime
Wisconsin’s Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) provides state-wide statistical reports on crime in the Badger State, up to 2010. Arrest rates by race may be used as a proxy for criminal offense rates by race without overestimating black criminality, because on the national level, arrest rates do not show a significant racial bias against blacks (“The Color of Crime,” 2005). According to the OJA, in 2010, Wisconsin blacks committed
- 57 percent of murder (whites, or rather “whites,” 39 percent),
- 32 percent of forcible rape (whites 63 percent),
- 73 percent of robbery (whites 26 percent), and
- 32 percent of aggravated assault (whites 63 percent).
See Figures 1–4. Where the labels on charts differ from the text, the text is accurate. (Excel mysteriously — maliciously? — labels the black murder percentage in Figure 1 as “58.” It is actually 57.1; the white percentage, 39.5; and the American Indian percentage, 1.4.)
Crime rate gaps
Using the white-to-black ratio of 13.7 in Wisconsin, it follows that in 2010, compared to whites, blacks in Wisconsin were
- 20 times as likely to commit murder,
- 6.9 times as likely to commit forcible rape,
- 39 times as likely to commit robbery,
- 6.9 times as likely to commit aggravated assault, and
- 11 times as likely to commit one of these four crimes.
See Figures 5–7.
In Wisconsin, as in Pennsylvania, the black-white crime rate gap is largest for robbery, followed by murder, then aggravated assault and forcible rape, for which the gaps are similar.
Blacks were also more likely than “whites” to commit burglary (6.5 times as likely), theft (4.8 times), motor vehicle theft (5.9 times), arson (3.3 times), forgery (3.9 times), fraud (2.2 times), stolen property crimes (12 times), and vandalism (4.6 times). They were, however, 0.2 percent less likely (0.998 times as likely) to commit embezzlement. Good for them.
Juvenile crime rate gaps
The black-white murder and robbery rate gaps for juveniles are even more startling than the gaps for adults. In 2010, compared to white juveniles, black juveniles were
- 89 times as likely to commit murder,
- 7.3 times as likely to commit forcible rape,
- 71 times as likely to commit robbery,
- 6.6 times as likely to commit aggravated assault, and
- 16 times as likely to commit one of these four crimes.
It seems black youths, even more than adults, specialize in murder and robbery.
Recall that blacks committed 32 percent of (forcible) rape and whites 63 percent in Wisconsin, 2010, implying that blacks (only 7.3 percent as numerous as whites) were 6.9 times as likely to commit rape. The OJA, in their annual report “Sexual Assaults in Wisconsin,” provides detailed information on the race of the victim and offender, allowing us to calculate the interracial crime rates.
In 2010, identified whites committed 3,641 rapes against victims of identified race. Of these, 3,476 or 95.5 percent were against other whites, and 132 or 3.6 percent were against blacks. See Figure 8.
Identified blacks committed 1,192 rapes against victims of identified race. Of these, 715 or 60.0 percent were against other blacks, and 463 or 38.8 percent were against whites. See Figure 9.
The white rate of (identified) interracial rape was 3.4 per 100,000. The black rate of interracial rape was 130 per 100,000, 40 times the white rate. Therefore blacks were 40 times as likely to commit interracial rape as whites. See Figure 10.
The rate of black-on-white rape was 130 per 100,000 blacks; the rate of white-on-black rape was 2.7 per 100,000 whites; the ratio was 48. Therefore a black person was 48 times as likely to rape a white person as a white person was to rape a black person. See Figure 11.
In other news
In other news, Rosa Parks once wrote a little story about how her white neighbor offered her a drink and put his arm around her, at which point she told him to stop, which he did. My God, how did she ever survive the ordeal?
Having discovered this scandalous affair, the mainstream media are now, predictably, wailing and gnashing their teeth over her “attempted rape at the hands of a white neighbor.”
Meanwhile, you must now be considered prejudiced (for keeping an open mind about race and crime) and ignorant (for learning facts about race and crime), and shunned from society (for the aforementioned heinous thought crimes against poor, helpless, curiously murderous minorities).
This is the world we live in.