New Blog Post – Troubling Rates of Local Homicide for Black Males

New Blog Post – Troubling Rates of Local Homicide for Black Males

November 5, 2012 | by 

Most people are not shocked to hear that cities like Chicago; Detroit; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, DC; Saint Louis; and New Orleans are among those with the greatest numbers of Black males murdered. These are large cities with significant, if not majority, Black populations. However, many will be surprised to see Richmond, CA, on this list. Richmond is small in comparison, but based on its population, has one of the highest homicide rates for Black males—a rate higher than all of the cities mentioned above.

Most people are not shocked to hear that cities like Chicago; Detroit; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, DC; Saint Louis; and New Orleans are among those with the greatest numbers of Black males murdered. These are large cities with significant, if not majority, Black populations. However, many will be surprised to see Richmond, CA, on this list. Richmond is small in comparison, but based on its population, has one of the highest homicide rates for Black males—a rate higher than all of the cities mentioned above.

In this blog post, NCCD’s Antoinette Davis describes a recent conversation she had with a young man who provides a personal context for her presentation at the Cities United Youth Summit in Washington, DC on the rates of homicides for Black males.