For some reason in cities there are black areas and white areas, whether this is simply from where families were placed by the council many years ago or whether people feel more comfortable around people of the same skin colour i dont know.
But my point is, black crime will be higher in black populated areas.
These statistics can be manipulated to suit whatever purpose people want to prove.
It IS TRUE that black crime, or crime committed by ethnic minorities would be higher if the population of minoritites are higher in a particular area.
Glasgow for example, has a high crime rate as does Liverpool, the population in those two cities are white majority. Therefore the majority of crime committed in those cities are by white people.
The prison system as a whole is full of MAINLY white people due to white people being 92% of the population in the Uk.
Of course if you have mainly one group in one area, then the crime would be higher for that group.
One of the reasons or causes for crime among black youths could be lack of opportunity or that people expect no more of them.
Schools: There are unfortunatley some very racist teachers out there. Black boys especially achieve lower grades than their white counterparts. On entering school it is the reverse but slips in the last years of primary school.
Many black children are good runners/sportsmen. The schools urge the black boy to run, achieve medals for the schools, convince him that he has a future in P.E. Sadly in many cases all his energy is put into winning medals for the school, only for him to leave school with no other curriculam passes to speak of.
He then finds it extremely difficult to find employment.
This is one reason.
Black people on the hole are giving housing in poor areas.
They come out of school, apply for job after job only for them to be turned down.
One man i know went into work everyday only to find dog excretment on the vehicle which he had to drive every morning.
My son goes through the hassle of getting publicly humiliated being stopped and searched by the police as he,s going about his business on his way to University. Because he is classed as black, they assume he must be a criminal. Police rubbing his private parts, trying to jeer him up so they can make an arrest when they dont find a weapon.
Many WANT to work, WANT to achieve but see no other way forward when they have to deal with hatred and racism on a daily basis.
They are born here in many cases and seem to have to prove themselves over and over and still get turned away.
Is it no wonder many get depressed and turn to drugs or are full of anger at society.
A neighbour of mine worked here for 55 yrs, paid his taxes, bought a mercedes with his retirement payment. He recieved nasty racist letters through the post from people saying a black man had no right to own such a car! The car has also been scratched/damaged by jealous racists. For many its about surviving in a cruel world.