Lifted from the comments secction in Inspector Gadgets Blog;
67 per cent of those caught by police for gun crimes were black.
Among those proceeded against for street crimes, including muggings, assault with intent to rob and snatching property, 54 per cent were black males”.
“… 832 out of 2,882 of male victims of shootings in 2009-10 being black.”Yet- “Just over 12 per cent of London’s 7.5million population is black”
Therefore- “Annual figures show that black people are at least six times more likely to be stopped and searched than their white counterparts.”is not unreasonable and certainly not disproportionate, especially bearing in mind that the purpose of stop/search is to prevent the number of victims increasing!
“… one black politician said the black community needed to face up to major challenges.
Shaun Bailey, a Tory election candidate in London and charity worker, said: ‘The community has to look at itself and say that, at the end of the day, these figures suggest we are heavily – not casually – involved in violent crime.
We are also involved in crime against ourselves – and we regularly attack each other.’
”Correct – well said Shaun!
“Critics say the figures merely show the continuing prevalence of racism in the Metropolitan Police.”
Incorrect – and demonstrably factually so!
“The statistics also suggest that police hold black women accountable for a disproportionate amount of violent crime.
On knife crime, 45 per cent of suspected female perpetrators were black.
”No – the stats show that black women are believed to be accountable for a disproportionate amount of violent crime, ie 45 per cent of suspected female perpetrators of knife crime are black!
“Among those women and girls police took action against for gun crime, 58 per cent were black and in robberies that figure was 52 per cent.”
No – in guncrime and robberies committed by females, 58 per cent and 52 per cent respectively were believed to have been committed by black women!