The latest New York Police Department statistics show that crime is centered overwhelmingly in minority-group neighborhoods — buttressing a key argument Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly makes to justify his controversial stop-and-frisk policy, reports the New York Daily News. Citing an analysis of stats for the first six months of the year, Kelly said 96 percent of shooting victims are black or Hispanic — and in 97 percent of all shootings, the trigger was pulled by other blacks and Hispanics.
Kelly has repeatedly said minority-group leaders and civil liberties advocates complain about stop-and-frisk tactics but do nothing to help combat crime in minority neighborhoods. A review of the statistics in a report, “Crime Enforcement Activity in New York City,” shows that minority-group members represent 89 percent of murder victims — and 86 percent of murder suspects. There is a sharp disparity for robberies, with blacks described as suspects in 70 percent of the cases, while they are victims in 33 percent of the crimes.