Saturday, October 22, 2011

Racial differences in child abuse deaths

BBC News is making a big deal about the high rate of child abuse deaths in America. Michael Petit, president of Every Child Matters, gives a long list of liberal explanations for the problem. For all his expertise, he somehow forgot to mention race. According to CDC data, the deaths of 0-4 years olds per 100,000 by race for the 1999-2007 period are as follows: Asians 1.6, non-Hispanic whites 2.5, Hispanics 3.2, American Indians 6.6, and blacks 8.3.

Petit, I'm sure, is privately aware of the racial differences, but he might not know about regional differences among non-Hispanic whites:

New England 1.3
Mid-Atlantic 1.7
Pacific 2.0
S. Atlantic 2.5
West North Central 2.6
East North Central 2.8
East South Central 3.0
Mountain 3.1
West South Central 3.1


Coastal whites are less violent.

8 comments:

Nanonymous said...

Wait, whites in the USA cause their children death at a rate higher that the rate of all intentional homicides in Canada? That is sick (if true).

Nanonymous said...

Oh, seems like I misread it. Is this not an annual rate but a total for the eight years?

Matt said...

Given the demographics of the coasts, the difference between coastal Whites and EMs must be quite large. Coastal Whites probably are similar to or lower than coastal Asians?

All those racial rates combined imply an overall rate of around 3.0 - 3.5, which is apparently 3 times higher than Canada and 11 times higher than Italy. It's pretty interesting that Italy has a child death rate about 5 times lower than the lowest American group, the Asians, who are a much more affluent group than the Italians are.

Matt said...

Edit:

Ignore the opening of the last post.

hbd chick said...

i wonder how much of the death rate of black children has to do with the biological father NOT being present, i.e. some other guy mommy has hooked up with doing the killing (i.e. the cinderella effect)?

Anonymous said...

It's pretty interesting that Italy has a child death rate about 5 times lower than the lowest American group, the Asians, who are a much more affluent group than the Italians are.


Yeah, the data is probably garbage. Different criteria for what constitutes a "child abuse death", for instance.

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Wandrin said...

Class is part of it. The coast has fewer bluecollar whites because they were pushed out by immigration.