The black victim homicide rate was 6.7 times greater than the white victim rate.
In 2011 there were more black homicides (7,380) than white homicides (6,830), even though blacks comprise about 13 percent of the population.
Each year from 2002 to 2011 blacks were murdered at a higher rate than whites except in 2004.
In 2011 the ratio of black homicides was 17.3 per 100,000, down from 21.2 per 100,000 in 2002. The 2011 ratio of white homicides was 2.8 per 100,000, down from 3.3 per 100,000 in 2002.
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