Saturday, October 25, 2008

Whites most likely to defend themselves with a gun: The National Crime Vimization Survey (1992-2005) asked 4,030 crime victims if they did anything to resist the attack. Only 1.1% fought back by threatening or attacking the offender with a gun. What is the racial breakdown of the resisters? 84% were white, 7% were black, 7% were Hispanic, and 2% were Asian. This is consistent with the white emphasis on self-reliance.

2 comments:

TGGP said...

Those numbers don't mean much without the breakdown of the victims so we know what percent of each group resisted vs acted compliant.

Michael T said...

Well, they do show that when whites resist, they do it with a gun. No messing around is pretty consistent with self-reliance, I'd say.