Half of Violent Victimizations Are Intra-racial

Slightly over half of U.S. violent victimizations between 2012 and 2015 involved people of the same race, or both were Hispanic, says the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Among black victims, 11 percent of violent incidents were committed by whites; among whites, 15 percent were committed by blacks.

Mayors Meet on Violence, Stress Holistic Approach

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges hosted a national conference on combating youth violence and fielded questions about a recent spate of shootings in her own downtown entertainment district. “It’s wrong, it’s bad, it should not happen in our city,” she said. “It did happen in our city. And we are doing everything we can to find whatever strategies we can to end that violence.”

Violence Is Growing At Hospitals Nationwide

The rate of hospital employees intentionally injured on the job at the hands of another person is significantly higher than the rate across all private industries. “Just going into work is a high-risk endeavor,” said Lisa Wolf of the Emergency Nurses Association.