Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation’s population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, blacks are murdered at a rate six times that of whites; in some cities, it’s 22 times the white rate.
In New York City, blacks made up 23 percent of the population in 2013, but suffered 62 percent of the homicides. Whites, at 44 percent of the population, numbered only 7.2 percent of murder victims.
So, truly, Obama was right Sunday: “Minority communities typically are subject to more crime.”
And so, too, was Rudy: “White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.”