Are White Males the biggest terror threat to America?

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Don Lemmon

Since Don Lemon of CNN Tonight attacked white males in 2018, any time a white male commits a massacre, we hear comments about “angry white men” or “white supremacists.”

On 29 Oct. 2018, two days after the Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre that left 11 dead, Don Lemon declared: "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them. There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban — you know, they had the Muslim ban. There is no white-guy ban. So what do we do about that?”

Lemon then referred to a Government Accountability Office report that says since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, right-wing extremists have killed 106 people in 62 different attacks in U.S., while Islamist extremists have killed 119 people in 23 different attacks. Note they start counting after the 9/11 attacks when Muslim terrorists killed 2,977 Americans. (1)

The Root, a black run website, did their own study on domestic terrorism. They found that “Whites are 75.6 percent of the population, which means they are actually underrepresented in the terrorist community relative to their percentage of the population.”(2)

But are murders by Muslims and Right Wing extremists the only threat? Let’s follow the statistics. What group commits the most murders and then compare their numbers relative to their percentage of the population.

FBI crime stats on murder in the U.S.(3)
Blacks are about 13 percent of the population.

 

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Year
1
2002
2003
'
Year
2001
2002
2003
White
Murders
15,488
15,813
16,043
White
Offenders
5,174
5,356
5,132
Black 
Offenders
5,521
5,579
5,729
Other(4)
Offenders
273
274
308
Unknown (5) Offenders
4,520
4,604
4,874
 
,
2004
2005
2006
2004
2005
2006
15,935
17,029
17,399
5,339
5,452
5,339
5,608
6,379
6,843
271
299
295
4,717
4,899
4,922
 
 
7
8
2009
2007
2008
2009
17,040
16,277
15,760
5,278
5,334
5,286
6,463
5,943
5,890
245
273
245
5,054
4,727
4,339
 
 
2010
2011
2012
2010
2011
2012
15,094
14,548
14,581
4,849
4,729
4,582
5,770
5,486
5,531
251
256
240
4224
4,077
4,228
 
 
2013
2014
2015
2013
2014
2015
14,132
13,897
15,326
4,396
4,367
4,636
5,375
5,173
5,620
249
225
283
4,112
4,132
4,787
 
 
2016
2017
2018
p
2019
2016
2017
2018
m
2019
16,964
17,251
16,335
k
16,245
5,004
5,125
4,884
k
4,728
6,095
6,444
6,318
k
6,425
291
314
312
k
340
5,574
5,368
4,821
4
4,752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From 1980 to 2013, 2,269 police officers were murdered. The racial breakdown of their murderers shows that 41 percent were black. (6)

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, blacks committed 52 per cent of all homicides between 1980 and 2008.(7) 


 
 
Sources:

1. https://www.thereligionofpeace.com

2. https://www.theroot.com/are-white-men-americas-biggest-terror-threat-we-checke-1830175112

3. Murders not counted include the killing of a felon by a peace officer in the line of duty or the killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony, by a private citizen.

4. Includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

5. There is no category for Hispanic. In the 2010 U.S. Census, more than half of Hispanics identified themselves as white and 37 percent responded “some other race.” So Hispanic killers are mixed between the ‘white’ and ‘unknown’ categories. Also, not all agencies provide racial or ethnicity data so these killers go into the ‘unknown’ category.

6. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/01/09/are-black-or-white-offenders-more-likely-to-kill- police/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7eb200caee91

7. https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf    (page 12)

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Sources of statistics:
2001 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2001
2002 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2002 
2003 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2003 
2004 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2004 
2005 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2005  
2006 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2006 
2007 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2007 
2008 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2008 
2009 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2009
 
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click on ‘violent crimes,’ then ‘murder,’ then table 2.5
click on ‘Expanded homicide data,’ then table 3
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click on ‘homicides, then table 3
click on ‘homicides, then table 3
click on ‘homicides, then table 3
2010 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10shrtbl03.xls
2011 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-3
2012 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_3_murder_offenders_by_age_sex_and_race_2012.xls
2013 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_3_murder_offenders_by_age_sex_and_race_2013.xls
2014 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/tables/expanded-homicide-data/expanded_homicide_data_table_3_murder_offenders_by_age_sex_and_race_2014.xls
2015 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2015/crime-in-the-u.s.-2015/tables/expanded_homicide_data_table_3_murder_offenders_by_age_sex_and_race_2015.xls
2016 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-2.xls
2017 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-3.xls
2018 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-3.xls
2019 - https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2019/crime-in-the-u.s.-2019/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-3.xls 
March 2023