What Percent of Black Men Commit Crimes?

According to estimates based on incarceration data 29% of all black males will be incarcerated at some point in their lifetimes.  As surprising as this statistic is (Jared Taylor was surprised when he first heard of this, and he was certainly not expecting beforehand to learn blacks are law abiding) the criminality rate of blacks could be worse because not all criminals go to prison.

Under two, cautious, assumptions – first that 5% of black males commit crimes but are never caught; second that 5% commit a crime, are caught, but are not punished with jail for it – the percentage of all black males who may be expected to eventually commit a crime is 39%.  More modest assumptions about what percentage of black men commit crimes but do no jailtime, for whatever reason, will easily push their expected criminality rate to 45%, perhaps over 50%.

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5 thoughts on “What Percent of Black Men Commit Crimes?”

  1. How much of this is cultural, though? Most teenage boys act out, but the way in which they do so varies dramatically, and I suspect, culturally.

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  2. How much of this is cultural, though? Most teenage boys act out, but the way in which they do so varies dramatically, and I suspect, culturally.

    The 29% incarceration includes blacks who were adults when they were convicted. The size of this difference compared to even low IQ races outside Africa is such that I’d have to assume it is primarily genetic instead of cultural rebellion by teenage boys.

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  3. Is there a relationship between IQ and crime among blacks or is it cultural/genetic?

    Comparing blacks to only other blacks there is an inverse relationship between their IQ and criminal tendencies.

    But when compared to whites (and, if I recall correctly, other races) blacks are still more likely to commit crimes even after IQ is controlled for – i.e., given a sample of blacks with the same IQ as whites, blacks on average will still be more likely to commit crimes than whites with equivalent IQ scores.

    This fact suggests that the genetic factors inclining them towards crime are not simply ones related to IQ/g but also related to behavior and personality.

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