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(OMAHA) Nebraska has the highest black homicide rate in U.S., national group says
World Herald ^ | 01/24/2014 | Christopher Burbach

Posted on 01/24/2014 9:24:46 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

The day of the funeral for a 5-year-old Omaha girl killed by a stray bullet, a national organization declared that Nebraska has the highest black homicide rate in the nation.

The statistics that the Washington D.C.-based Violence Prevention Center analyzed do not include the Jan. 15 killing of Payton Benson. The numbers come from 2011, the most recent year for which comprehensive national homicide data is available. But a high ranking is not a one-year anomaly.

Thirty black people — including 27 people in Omaha — were killed in homicides in Nebraska in 2011. That translates to a black homicide rate of 34.43 per 100,000 people — twice the national average.

By comparison, a total of 65 people of all races died in homicides in Nebraska in 2011, a rate of less than four per 100,000 people.

The overall national homicide rate was 4.44 per 100,000 people.

The Violence Policy Center, a research and advocacy group that promotes gun control, released the rankings Thursday as part of its annual study, “Black Homicide Victimization in the United States.”

The center analyzed data that the FBI collects each year from local law enforcement agencies.

After Nebraska, the states with the next four highest black homicide rates were Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.

Nebraska ranked fourth for 2010, and 11th for 2009.

The center's executive director, Josh Sugarmann, called gun violence a public health crisis affecting all Americans, but especially devastating for African Americans.

In Omaha, City Councilman Ben Gray — whose district includes northeast Omaha and who has been active in anti-violence work — said he is “less interested in the statistics than in what the city, collectively, is going to do about it.”

Omaha knows what issues it has, Gray said.

“But do we have the political will to fix them? And when I say we, I'm talking about all of us,” he said.

Meanwhile on Thursday, the Omaha 360 Collaborative and the Empowerment Network announced an anti-violence rally for Saturday, saying that gun violence has affected every part of the city.

The event is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. at Omaha North High School. A tentative list of speakers includes homicide victims' families, Gray, Mayor Jean Stothert and Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: blackcrime; blackhomocides; blackonblack; blackrage; homocides; nebraska; omaha
Omaha?? Higher black homicide rates than Chicago or Philly or St. Louis?

Omaha. I didn't even know there were any black people in Omaha.

(And at this rate....)

1 posted on 01/24/2014 9:24:46 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Thirty black people — including 27 people in Omaha — were killed in homicides in Nebraska in 2011.”

That is a weekend in Chicago.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 9:26:33 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: edcoil

“OMAHA.....hut...hut!”


3 posted on 01/24/2014 9:28:15 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: edcoil

““Thirty black people — including 27 people in Omaha — were killed in homicides in Nebraska in 2011.”

That is a weekend in Chicago.”

Yeah, but I think they are talking per capita, since there are only a total of 40 black people in Omaha, that makes the black murder rate fairly substantial”


4 posted on 01/24/2014 9:28:27 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: dsrtsage

though, if that rate keeps up, the problem should self correct.


5 posted on 01/24/2014 9:29:19 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Responsibility2nd

There aren’t many—which is why the per capita works out so badly on only 27 homicides. A black population of 80,000 accounts for nearly half of the homicides in a state of about 1.5 million people.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 9:29:28 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: edcoil

Exactly. The article is written on the basis of percentages, not total numbers. A change from one to two is a 100% increase, for example.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 9:29:36 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
And when I say we, I'm talking about all of us whitey,” he said.
8 posted on 01/24/2014 9:29:38 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Don Corleone

Was wondering how long it would take for the first Peyton Manning reference.


9 posted on 01/24/2014 9:30:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd
Omaha. I didn't even know there were any black people in Omaha.

I know of a black man from Omaha--Malcolm Little.

10 posted on 01/24/2014 9:33:00 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: dfwgator

The little 5 year old girl who died, her name was Payton Benson, but her mother’s last name is Manning. Sad irony, huh?


11 posted on 01/24/2014 9:35:17 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Responsibility2nd

Remember, Omaha is the source of the odd and repulsive video that was all the headlines a couple weeks ago, with the toddler being taught gang lingo, etc. There is a breeding ground.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 9:36:50 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Don Corleone

LOL. I noticed that as well.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 9:37:20 AM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Omaha? OMAHA?????

Ah-HA! So THAT’s why Peyton Manning says, ‘”Omaha” all the time’? He is obviously a RACIST! ;-)


14 posted on 01/24/2014 9:38:06 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: dsrtsage

“though, if that rate keeps up, the problem should self correct.”

Excellent Point.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 9:38:46 AM PST by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is a classic instance of how very low actual numbers can make percentages look misleading. I remember back when the left used to say that hetrosexual transmission of aids was the “fastest growing” number of those with aids. It was done in an attempt to take away the gay stigma of aids. When you looked at the raw numbers it reavealed that the number of aids patients who got the disease supposedly from hetrosexual sex these cases has risen from .25% of the total aids cases to .5%. So yes, the total number had doubled (fastest growing) the the actual numbers were a miniscule number of cases compared to homosexual transmission of aids.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 9:41:50 AM PST by circlecity
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To: NEMDF

Really? Wow. I do remember. A couple of FR threads.

Us FReepers are pretty hard core against the State stepping in with their child protective service goons.

But in this case - it was justified.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 9:43:11 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The article never states what race is killing the blacks in Omaha....never mind.
18 posted on 01/24/2014 9:43:22 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I didn’t even know Josh Sugartit was still around.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 9:43:34 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“The statistics that the Washington D.C.-based Violence Prevention Center analyzed do not include the Jan. 15 killing of Payton Benson. The numbers come from 2011”

Since Little Payton Benson was killed four (4) years AFTER the statistics used in the story, I can only wonder what he writer is trying to say.

20 posted on 01/24/2014 9:47:11 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Responsibility2nd

According to this link, young black males who make up less than 2 percent of the Nebraska population committed up to 80 percent of murders in the state in 2012. 40 out of the 51 murders in 2012 came from North Omaha which is 80 percent black.

Scroll down the page to the 3rd case:

http://blackracismandracehatred.blogspot.com/2014/01/5-cases-6-murdered.html

The same thing that happened to Omaha happened to Des Moines where federal subsidized “diversity” has brought a more “vibrant” culture to formally all white Iowa.

See the article about the white victim beaten to death by the black mob in Des Moines, the next case down the page.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 9:48:45 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: circlecity
I thought that trying to convince the public that everybody was at an equal risk for AIDs was one of the more despicable things the media has ever done. And that's saying something. But I think most Americans knew that male homosexuals were by far the biggest risks for contracting the disease.

And what was equally despicable was the homo lobby trying to blame Reagan for the spread of the disease that was almost totally caused by irresponsible homo behavior. One of many reasons why I loathe the liberal media.

22 posted on 01/24/2014 9:53:28 AM PST by driftless2
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To: dsrtsage

“Yeah, but I think they are talking per capita, since there are only a total of 40 black people in Omaha, that makes the black murder rate fairly substantial”

Well, there WAS 40..


23 posted on 01/24/2014 9:54:02 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Uncle Lonny

“According to this link, young black males who make up less than 2 percent of the Nebraska population committed up to 80 percent of murders in the state in 2012. 40 out of the 51 murders in 2012 came from North Omaha which is 80 percent black.”

Without the black population, the US would have one of the lowest crime rates in the world.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 9:59:02 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: dsrtsage
Yeah, but I think they are talking per capita, since there are only a total of 40 black people in Omaha, that makes the black murder rate fairly substantial”

I know you're joking, but the black population of Omaha at the 2010 census was around 51,600, and comprised 12.4% of the total population.

25 posted on 01/24/2014 9:59:59 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Ah-HA! So THAT’s why Peyton Manning says, ‘”Omaha” all the time’? He is obviously a RACIST! ;-)

I expect to hear Sharpton on today's show say, "Every time Manning sez "Omaha", another young black man falls. What are you going to do about that, Roger Goodell?"

26 posted on 01/24/2014 10:02:12 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Autonomous User
“though, if that rate keeps up, the problem should self correct.”

When the rate hits 100%, there will be no additional black murders in Omaha.

I'm not rooting for it, but I, like Gable, frankly don't give a damn.

Too many too stupid to change.

27 posted on 01/24/2014 10:05:58 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Stothert says mayor’s race is about change; for Suttle it’s about ‘progressive vision’”
http://www.omaha.com/article/20130402/NEWS/130409890

Guess which party has run Omaha since 2001????


28 posted on 01/24/2014 10:06:17 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is a no news stat game.

If there were 10 people in Omaha and five were murdered it would be a 50% rate.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 10:08:17 AM PST by Chickensoup (V)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Nebraska has the highest black homicide rate in U.S., national group says"

Sounds like a prelude to a Holder Justice Department task force....
30 posted on 01/24/2014 10:34:24 AM PST by indthkr
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To: Responsibility2nd

We’re number one. We’re number one. Go huskers.


31 posted on 01/24/2014 10:37:58 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: Responsibility2nd

Every year, the newspaper prints a graphic of all the murders in the City for the last year and where they happened. I have noticed that a pretty consistent 80% or so of the murders happen in a 6 square mile area (about two miles E-W and three miles N-S). Considering there are about 200 square miles within the City limits, that is a pretty small part.


32 posted on 01/24/2014 10:42:18 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: US Navy Vet

My Son lives in Omaha....he says that North Omaha is like a war zone. Gang violence is out of control there.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 11:05:50 AM PST by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Jackson and Sharpton will be coming to Omaha, demanding justice, Holder will begin an investigation, Obama will take more Nebraska land.


35 posted on 01/24/2014 11:33:33 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think they got this wrong. Only two black people lived in the state of Minnebraska. One shot the other to death, so they have a 50% black homicide rate.


36 posted on 01/24/2014 11:39:33 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I thought it would have been a Southern state since we are so awful.


37 posted on 01/24/2014 11:40:40 AM PST by MamaB
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To: Responsibility2nd

Is it just me or does the Violence Policy Center seem to be saying they don’t think black people should be allowed to purchase guns? Talk about racist!


38 posted on 01/24/2014 12:40:12 PM PST by Marko413
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thirty black people — including 27 people in Omaha — were killed in homicides in Nebraska in 2011. That translates to a black homicide rate of 34.43 per 100,000 people — twice the national average.

Per capita...

Per capita....

Learn what that means.


39 posted on 01/24/2014 12:47:16 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Pecos; edcoil
The article is written on the basis of percentages, not total numbers.

It's for a good reason.

Would you want to live in a city of 200k with 220 murders a year or in a city of 2.5 million with 300 murders a year?

40 posted on 01/24/2014 12:51:33 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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