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Last time, we presented our first set of results: The black offending rate by number of offenders for six violent crime categories, expressed as a multiple of the corresponding white and Hispanic (W&H) rate, 2004–2008. The minimum overall black offending rate (combining single- and multiple-offender victimizations) for the same six categories, expressed as a multiple […]

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Last time, we showed how to correct the erroneous calculations by the Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System in its 2011 “Preliminary Report on Race and Washington’s Criminal Justice System.” In our sample calculation, for robbery, we found that from 2004–2008, after combining single- and multiple-offender victimizations, there were at least 2.0 […]

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In its 2011 report (“Preliminary Report on Race and Washington’s Criminal Justice System”), the Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System (henceforth “the commission”) looked at criminal victimization data from the 2005 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Previously, we noted that the report’s methodology appears to be seriously flawed. Specifically, the commission’s simplistic […]

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Do blacks commit a disproportionate number of crimes? If so, does this account for their overrepresentation in the prison population better than racial discrimination? These are the questions with which we are confronted. Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System Recall that in 2010, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle called for “a […]

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