But isn't this kind of hypocrisy?
When we want to talk about Police Brutality, then we play the race card. 'Black lives matter' 'US police & Black People' and so.
But when we talk about crime stats, We don't want a skin bifurcation.
It seems biased towards black community. People are as likely to investigate a white homeless junkie as it would to a black guy.
And the funny thing is I agree with you. If white population were mostly poor, their crime rate would have been high.
Crime is definitely more down to financial positioning.
However, since large population of black community is under poverty zone, perception of a given black guy to have criminal intent will remain.
Taken from http://www.census.gov/population/race/data/ppl-ba13.html
You can see that in black community, 25% of overall male population is under poverty while only 9% of white male population is under poverty. Which means 1 in 4 black guys is likely to be unprivileged wealth wise & likely to commit crime. While 1 in 10 white guys is likely to commit crime.
Human perception is highly affected by this.
Teenagers are even worse, 37% to 11%. (1 in 3 as opposed to 1 in 10)
Even when they are old, they don't have their shit together 14% to 5%.
I emphasised on the word 'Socio-Economic' factors for this very reason.
I don't think there is such disparity in UK, hence you guys are unable to comprehend.