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The End of a Myth: Most Serial Killers in the US are not White Males
Roughly 0.018 percent of adult white males, 0.033 percent of adult black males and 0.0025 percent of adult Hispanic males have values of criminality in the range of serial murderers. I have no explanation why black males would be twice as likely as white males to be serial killers. In general, they have criminality rates seven times that of whites.
Blacks Have the Most Serial Killers for the Last 3 Decades.
Ethnicity and serial killer demographics in the U.S.
The racial demographics regarding serial killers are often subject to debate. There are white, black, Asian, and Hispanic (of any race) serial killers, and, according to the FBI, based on percentages of the U.S. population, whites are not more likely than other races to be serial killers. Criminal profiler Pat Brown says serial killers are usually reported as white because the media typically focuses on "All-American" white and pretty female victims, that crimes among minority offenders in urban communities, where crime rates are higher, are under-investigated, and that minority serial killers likely exist at the same ratios as white serial killers for the population. She believes that the myth that serial killers are always white might have become "truth" in some research fields due to the over-reporting of white serial killers in the media.
African American serial killers are as prevalent, or more so, in proportion to the African American population. In the 2013 Radford/FGCU Serial Killer Database annual statistics show, for the decades 1900--2010, that the percentage of African American serial killers is 40.7%. White (Anglo) males are actually underrepresented in the serial killer ranks in terms of their proportion of the general male population" and that "[w]hatever the true proportion of black serial killers in the United States is or has been, it is greater than the proportion of African Americans in the general population." Popular racial stereotypes about the lower intelligence of African-Americans, and the stereotype that serial killers are white males with "bodies stacked up in the basement and strewn all over the countryside" may explain the media focus on serial killers that are white and the failure to adequately report on those that are black.
Often when one talks to a liberal about the ridiculous amount of robbery, rape and murder committed by blacks in the United States, he will be confronted with the accusation that 'Whites also commit violent crimes.' When the liberal is asked what they are even talking about, they will respond that "most serial killers are White."
This is, in fact, incorrect. For the last three decades running, the majority of serial killers have been black.
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