Someone came by searching for “black vs white murder rate.”
IN that form, the search is almost always for the relative number of black compared to white homicide victims: the number most often cited in crime reports.
A surprising number of victims are “unstated or unknown race: so an exact answer is difficult to give. As s closely as the data allows with confidence. Assuming the skin color ratios of known victims is representative of all homicide victims:
for 2015 the Black one eighth of the American population contributed approximately 4 percent of homicide victims, compared to 45 percent for the paleface 5/8ths of the American population.
In terms of homicide rates, the national rate for Black Americans is approximately 21 per 100,000 population, while the palefaces homicide rate is approximately 2.0 per 100,000.