In 2017 Illinois, Blacks Represent 14% of the Population of the State and 66 Percent of Known Homicide Suspects
PAUL KERSEY • AUGUST 14, 2019
The statistics are right there, if you just know where to look. Illinois is a 64 percent white state. Its population is 14 percent black.
The 2017 Illinois Uniform Crime Report provides an interesting look at violent crime in the 64 percent white state.
There were 1001 homicides in 2017 (650 of those were in Chicago).
There were 409 arrests for homicide in the state in 2017. In 409 arrests for homicide where police identified race, blacks represented 271 of those suspects arrested (54 Hispanics arrested and 83 whites were arrested for homicide)
The race of the homicide offender was unknown in 601 homicides
Though they represent just 14 percent of the state population, in 2017 Illinois, blacks were 66 percent of known homicide suspects…
It should be noted Chicago had a clearance rate of 17 percent for homicides in 2017, the lowest on record…