|100 years ago New York City was almost exclusively white.|
Violent crime was extremely rare.
DAILYKENN.com -- Authoritarian policies check New York City's crime rate, but where violent crime persists it is dominated by blacks and Hispanics.
One hundred years ago the people group that built New York City continued to dominate its demographics: 97 percent of the city was white. Violent crime was virtually nonexistent.
Non-whites displaced the white majority before the year 2000. That is because white people have an aptitude for creating wealth and that wealth attracts non-whites. When immigration policies open the door to non-whites, they flood in by the millions.
NYC's white population declined from 4.7 million in 1910 to 3.6 million in 2010 while the total population soared from 4.8 million to 8.2 million during that same time span. Most of the demographic shift occurred after the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act dispensed racial quotas.
Today only about one-third of the population is non-Hispanic white. More than half of the population is black or Hispanic/Latino (BHL); 25.55% and 28.58% respectively. [ibid]
90 percent of the city's homicide suspects are BHL. Only 6.9 percent of the suspects are white. [source]
That is: About 90 percent of homicides were committed by about 54 percent of the population that is BHL. About 7 percent of homicides were committed by 33 percent of the population that is non-Hispanic white.
White people didn't vanish. Rather, they relocated.
White majority cities in New York state continue to enjoy low crime rates.
The whitest city in the state with a population of about 5,000 or more is Kaser. It has a violent crime rate of 0.93 per 1,000 residents. By comparison the state's crime rate is 3.76 and New York City's crime rate is 7.06.
NYPD's Crime and Enforcement Activity in New York City (Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2017) provides specific data.
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