For the past few years, SBPDL has been one of the few sites (and the originator) of publicizing the data the Philadelphia Police Department
makes available for all to see that so few dare view... strangely, the Philadelphia Inquirer
and local news networks in Philly only showcase information
pertaining to racial information of the murder victims.
This leaves an incomplete picture of homicide, because it's vital to know who is collectively responsible for perpetrating the homicides in a city if you want to pass legislation actually making the city safer for productive citizens and long-term growth/viability.
Well, our friends in Philadelphia just recently released the 2016 data
(though they left out, curiously, the data for homicide suspects by race).
According to the 2010 US Census, blacks are 43 percent of the population of Philadelphia, while whites make up roughly 36 percent of the population. "Hispanics" (Amerindians) make up roughly 12 percent of the population.
The one beautiful fact of the Philadelphia Police Department data is they break out the racial stats of both victim and suspect for homicides and nonfatal shootings without lumping Amerindians in with whites.
Let's get to the numbers!
There were 277 homicides in Philadelphia in 2016:
- 78.3 percent of the victims were black
- 14.4 percent of the victims were Hispanic
- 6 percent of the victims were white
There were 1,279 nonfatal shooting victims in Philadelphia in 2016:
- 82.2 percent of the victims were black
- 12.3 percent of the victims were Hispanic
- 4 percent of the victims were white
Curiously, this year's version leaves out the race of the suspects for 2016 homicides in Philadelphia. Here's the data for 2015 Philadelphia
. Here's the data broken down for 2014
Of known suspects, the race of the offenders in the 2015 nonfatal shootings in Philadelphia (representing only 333 of the 1279 cases):
- 80.3 percent of the suspects were black
- 15.2 percent of the suspects were Hispanic
- 3 percent of the suspects were white
To summarize: 96.6 percent of known nonfatal shooting suspects/offenders in 2016 Philadelphia were non-white (the number would be higher if the black community would "snitch"). Roughly 74 percent of nonfatal shooting cases in Philadelphia went unsolved in 2016
The "no snitching" culture runs deep in black/brown Philadelphia
, keeping violent black/brown people on the streets to prey on the law-abiding and artificially keep down the already high black/brown crime rates as identified by yearly released Philadelphia Police Department Murder/Shooting Analysis (because almost all of the white crime is domestic disputes easily solved (because the offender is not protected by “community members” ) by detectives).
Gun crime has a color. It isn't white.