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What are the U.S. crime statistics by race?

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In 2013, 69 percent of all adults arrested were white, according to statistics reported by the FBI. Black individuals accounted for 28 percent of those arrested, while 3 percent were of other races. Of adults arrested for murder, 52 percent were black, and 45.5 percent were white.

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Of those under the age of 18 arrested in 2013, 63 percent were white, 34 percent were black, and 3 percent were of other races. Black juveniles accounted for 53 percent of all juvenile violent crime arrests, while white juveniles accounted for 60 percent of all juvenile property crime arrests. White juveniles accounted for 73 percent of juvenile arrests for drug abuse violations and 54 percent of aggravated assault arrests.

Overall arrest statistics were largely unchanged from 2012 to 2013. In 2012, of all adults arrested, nearly 70 percent were white, just over 27.5 percent were black, and about 2.5 percent were of other races. Of juvenile arrests, 65 percent were white, 32 percent were black, and nearly 3 percent were of other races. Black juveniles accounted for 51 percent of all juveniles violent crime arrests, while white juveniles accounted for 62 percent of all juvenile property crime arrests. The race of those arrested for murder was roughly evenly divided between whites and blacks.

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