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REPORT: Missouri Tops List for Highest Black Homicide Rate in …

The 2017 edition of the Violence Policy Center[1] s (VPC) annual study reveals that while Black Americans represent just 13 percent of the population, they account for half of all homicide victims and Missouri has the highest rate of Black homicides in the nation.

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data[2] analyzes the most recent set of unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report data that states submitted to the FBI. The VPC reports that this is the first analysis of this data set that focuses on Black homicide victims. Per the report, there were 6,095 Black homicide victims in the United States in 2014, and 86 percent of them were men. The national homicide rate was 4.19 per 100,000, but for Blacks, that rate jumped to 16.38. For their White counterparts, it was just 2.52. When broken down by state, Missouri had the highest Black homicide rate. At 34.98 per 100,000, it was more than double the national average for Black victims. Hawaii, New Hampshire and Vermont tied for the lowest rate, with zero Black homicide victims. The data includes deaths that are reported as justifiable homicides at the hands of law enforcement. For 2014, the reported number was 115.

REPORT: Missouri Tops List For Highest Black Homicide Rate In ...Colorlines screenshot of Violence Policy Center’s report, taken March 28, 2017.

Each year this report reveals the devastating and disproportionate impact homicide, almost always involving a gun, has on Black men, boys, women and girls in America, Josh Sugarmann, VPC s executive director, said in a statement[3]. These deaths devastate families and traumatize whole communities. We hope our research will not only help educate the public and policymakers, but aid community leaders already working to end this grave injustice.

Read the full study here[4].

References

  1. ^ Violence Policy Center (www.vpc.org)
  2. ^ Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data (media.ne.cision.com)
  3. ^ statement (www.vpc.org)
  4. ^ here (media.ne.cision.com)

REPORT: Missouri Tops List for Highest Black Homicide Rate in US

The 2017 edition of the Violence Policy Center[1] s (VPC) annual study reveals that while Black Americans represent just 13 percent of the population, they account for half of all homicide victims and Missouri has the highest rate of Black homicides in the nation.

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data[2] analyzes the most recent set of unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report data that states submitted to the FBI. The VPC reports that this is the first analysis of this data set that focuses on Black homicide victims. Per the report, there were 6,095 Black homicide victims in the United States in 2014, and 86 percent of them were men. The national homicide rate was 4.19 per 100,000, but for Blacks, that rate jumped to 16.38. For their White counterparts, it was just 2.52. When broken down by state, Missouri had the highest Black homicide rate. At 34.98 per 100,000, it was more than double the national average for Black victims. Hawaii, New Hampshire and Vermont tied for the lowest rate, with zero Black homicide victims. The data includes deaths that are reported as justifiable homicides at the hands of law enforcement. For 2014, the reported number was 115.

REPORT: Missouri Tops List For Highest Black Homicide Rate In USColorlines screenshot of Violence Policy Center’s report, taken March 28, 2017.

Each year this report reveals the devastating and disproportionate impact homicide, almost always involving a gun, has on Black men, boys, women and girls in America, Josh Sugarmann, VPC s executive director, said in a statement[3]. These deaths devastate families and traumatize whole communities. We hope our research will not only help educate the public and policymakers, but aid community leaders already working to end this grave injustice.

Read the full study here[4].

References

  1. ^ Violence Policy Center (www.vpc.org)
  2. ^ Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data (media.ne.cision.com)
  3. ^ statement (www.vpc.org)
  4. ^ here (media.ne.cision.com)

Tighter security for Windsor Castle guards’ ceremony after Westminster attack

Security has been enhanced around Windsor Castle ahead of the Changing The Guard ceremony following the Westminster terror attack. Barriers were put in place around the royal residence in Berkshire on Monday evening to support existing road closures, Thames Valley Police said. The force said the changes were proportionate and necessary but that there was no specific threat to Windsor ahead of the next Changing The Guard on Wednesday.

Assistant Chief Constable Dave Hardcastle said: While there is no intelligence to indicate a specific threat to Windsor, recent events in Westminster clearly highlight the need for extra security measures to be introduced.

The force believes that it is proportionate and necessary to put in place extra security measures to further protect and support the public and the guard change. This is consistent with security deployments in London.

Preventative measures such as these have been put in place across the UK over the past 10 years at various events.

The national threat level remains severe, which it has been since 2014, and I would urge the public to be alert to the threat of terror attacks but not alarmed, and to remain vigilant.

Tighter Security For Windsor Castle Guards' Ceremony After Westminster AttackChanging of the Guard takes place at Windsor Castle during March and April (Steve Parsons/PA)

The colourful military spectacle takes place at Windsor Castle on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in March and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in April, weather permitting. Tourists flock to see soldiers in their red tunics and bearskins processing to and from the historic building to the sound of a military band. The new barriers will only be used to secure the route of the procession during the event and will remain open at other times.

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