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Leftist race myth: members of which race are most likely to be child abusers?


 

 

Leftist race myth: members of which race are most likely to be child abusers?

February 14th, 2011 (06:07 pm)

There’s a myth, created and published by leftists, that whites perpetrate child abuse with a disproportionately high rate. It isn’t true.

Among child abusers in the United States,

White: 51%
Black: 25%
Hispanic: 15%
Amerindian: 2%
Asian: 1%

Source: http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/
Source: http://www.prevent-abuse-now.com/stats.htm

Furthermore, according to the FBI, arrests for “Offenses against the family and children” are distributed as follows:

White: 66.6%
Black: 30.8%
Hispanic: not given, probably distributed among whites & blacks
Amerindian: 1.9%
Asian: 0.7%

Source: http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/data/table_43.html

I’ll assume that the former list, which gives the percentage of Hispanic US residents, makes an accurate correction to the information from the FBI.

Of the US population (2010 estimated),

White: 67.4%
Hispanic: 14.5%
Black: 12.5%
Asian: 4.8%
Amerindian: 0.8%

Source: http://www.census.gov/population/projections/nation/detail/d2001_10.pdf

Correcting these percentages for the numerical size of their respective racial populations, we get these results:

Amerind: 2.50
Black: 2.00
Hispanic: 1.034
White: 0.757
Asian: 0.208

Hispanics abuse children in almost exact proportion to their demographic representation. Whites and Asians abuse children at a rate lower than their population percentage. Amerindians and Blacks abuse children at a rate higher than their population percentage.

In Canada, whites perpetrate child abuse at about the same percentage as they occur in the population, so their proportionate rate is 1.0. But Canada’s resident blacks perpetrate child abuse 2.5 times more frequently than their proportion of Canada’s population.

So, in either country, the answer is that Blacks are about two-and-a-half times more likely to abuse children, as compared with Whites, leftist lies to the contrary notwithstanding.

Remember, when the members of several groups in the same study are present in different numbers, you must adjust the total in each data category by the fraction of the population comprised by the group to which it pertains. Probably, someone observed that 51% of all US child abusers are whites, and failed to consider the significance of the fact that 67.4% of US residents are white.

Note: I’d forgotten, but I had previously investigated this question. You can find what I wrote then here (see Part 2). That time, I concluded that, on a per capita basis, Blacks are 2.82 times more likely to molest children than non-Hispanic whites. So the numbers I got both times are in the same ballpark.

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