Blacks had been overrepresented amongst individuals arrested for critical nonfatal violent crimes in 2018 relative to their illustration within the U.S. inhabitants, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported on Thursday, based mostly on FBI knowledge. Whites had been underrepresented, accounting for 60 p.c of U.S. residents however 46 p.c of individuals arrested for rape, theft, aggravated assault, and different assault, and 39 p.c of all arrestees for nonfatal violent crimes.
Hispanics, no matter their race, had been overrepresented amongst arrestees for nonfatal violent crimes relative to their illustration within the U.S. inhabitants , BJS mentioned. Primarily based on FBI knowledge and the Nationwide Crime Victimization survey for 2018, blacks accounted for 29 p.c of violent-crime offenders and 35 p.c of violent-crime offenders in incidents reported to police. Victims reported the race or ethnicity of offenders in 75 p.c of nonfatal violent crime incidents involving Asian victims, 82 p.c of incidents involving Hispanic or Black victims, and 88 p.c of incidents involving white victims. Total, victims in 3.9 million nonfatal violent crime incidents reported data on the race or ethnicity of practically 5 million offenders linked to those incidents, BJS mentioned.