The long anticipated “Tennessee: The Color of Crime” is finally here.
I had some assistance this time from an OD reader in the Volunteer State. We are going to take a look at statewide crime statistics before taking a closer look at crime in Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville.
As you can see, Tennessee is unlike any of the other states and cities that we investigated so far.
Whites are 75.6 percent of the population. African-Americans are 16.7 percent.
Source: U.S. Census 2010
Racial Breakdown: Tennessee Poverty
In 2009, 17 percent of Whites, 34 percent of African-Americans, 34 percent of Hispanics, and 33 percent of “Other” are listed as falling below the poverty line.
Immediately, we can see that African-Americans and Hispanics are more likely to be poor than Whites, but this doesn’t explain Tennessee crime statistics.
Remember, Whites are 75.6 percent of the Tennessee population, African-Americans are 16.7 percent, and Hispanics are 4.6 percent. This means the total number of poor Whites is much higher than the combined total of poor African-Americans and Hispanics.
There are 821,500 poor Whites, 345,700 poor African-Americans, 94,100 poor Hispanics, and 51,100 poor people of “other races” in Tennessee out of 1,312,400 poor people in the Volunteer State.
Remember, African-Americans are 16.7 percent of the Tennessee population, and 26.3 percent of poor people in the Volunteer State.
Source: State Health Facts: Tennessee
The Hispanic Effect
Unfortunately, Tennessee is a Southern state that counts Hispanics as White in crime statistics. Thus, we are unable to see the Hispanic effect on violent crime in the same way that we can in California and Arizona.
Please keep this in mind.
Hispanics are 4.6 percent of the Tennessee population, but their effect on violent crime is invisible here, except for artificially inflating the White share of crime.
Do you see anything unusual here?
African-Americans are 16.7 percent of the Tennessee population and 26.3 percent of poor people in Tennessee, but are responsible for 56.6 percent of the homicide.
African-Americans are 16.7 percent of the Tennessee population and 26.3 percent of poor people in Tennessee, but are responsible for 40.4 percent of the rape.
African-Americans are 16.7 percent of the Tennessee population and 26.3 percent of poor people in Tennessee, but are responsible for 64.4 percent of the robbery.
Robbery is always black.
African-Americans like robbery more than any other type of crime. Correspondingly, DUIs are always White. African-Americans like to rob people. White people prefer to drink and drive.
African-Americans are 16.7 percent of the Tennessee population and 26.3 percent of poor people in Tennessee, but are responsible for 41.3 percent of the aggravated assault.
This is one of those times when I really wish Hispanics were not being counted as White here. We know from other states like California and Arizona that Hispanics are really into aggravated assault.
As you can see, black people like aggravated assault too.
African-Americans are 16.7 percent of the Tennessee population and 26.3 percent of poor people in Tennessee, but are responsible for 38.8 percent of the burglary.
Black people are into burglary as much as robbery. If I was forced speculate, I would say this probably has something to do with the spread of home security systems.
In Tennessee, as in every other state and city we have investigated, we have learned that African-Americans are overrepresented in violent crime, and that White people are underrepresented.
If violent crime was a reflection of poverty, then 62.2 percent of violent crime in Tennessee would be White, and 26.3 percent would be African-American. Sorry, not happening.
Unsurprisingly, it is not what we see here. The biological factors – race, sex, age, and intelligence – are far more explanatory than economic factors.
If there is any environmental factor that has a definite impact on violent crime, it is the season of the year, as violent crime rises in the summer and tapers off in the winter, as sure as night follows day.
Occidental Dissent is reporting that DWLs are liars. They claim there is no connection between race and crime. Sorry again DWLs, this is flatly untrue.
Not only is there a strong connection between race and crime, there is also a connection between crime and sex, crime and age, crime and appearance, crime and season of the year, and crime and education and intelligence.
What is the surest cure to violent crime? It is racial segregation and aging. As men grow older, they are less likely to become criminals, no matter what their socioeconomic status.
Source: Crime in Tennessee, 2010
This is the race, culture, and appearance of violent crime in Tennessee. I’ve even included a DWL visual and auditory exposition of the “hate truth” contained in this article: