Missouri Tops List of States with Highest Black Homicide Rates

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — African Americans, especially black men have a greater chance of being murdered in Missouri than in any other state, and chances are they’ll be killed by a handgun.

According to the Violence Policy Center, based on FBI statistics, 2010 was the third year in a row Missouri led the nation in black homicide rates.

Each state is ranked by the number of black murder victims per 100,000 population.

  • 1) Missouri, 33.86 per 100,000
  • 2) Pennsylvania, 26.87 per 100,000
  • 3) Michigan, 26.61 per 100,000
  • 4) Nebraska, 25.58 per 100,000
  • 5) Oklahoma, 25.45 per 100,000

In Missouri in 2010, 231 black murder victims were men and 24 were women.

91-percent were killed with guns, 58-percent of them with handguns, and 71-percent were killed by someone they knew.

In cases where it could be identified, nearly half the murders occurred during the commission of another felony, 72-percent of the rest involved arguments between the victim and their killer.

Nationally, 83-percent of black murder victims were shot.

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  • http://moyespeaks.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/is-it-really-racism/ …is it really racism? | moyespeaks

    […] Missouri is the Black on Black murder capital of the nation! (has been for three years in row). The numbers say Black males are more likely to get shot dead by another Black male in Missouri than in any other state.  Within the St. Louis city borders alone, 125 of the 143 murders that occurred were Black on Black… (the crazy thing is, when I wrote my last blog – Snitches get Stitches #ferguson [please read if you have not] I did not know any of these statistics). […]

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