Black-on-black crime, violence increase substantially
A newspaper analysis finds homicides in Cincinnati increasingly involve a black victim and a black assailant, a trend that has risen through the decade.
The figures have become so troublesome that city council plans a special session Monday night to discuss the topic, which previously has been limited to conversations about economic development or downtown safety.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Sunday that since 2005, 86 percent of homicides in which an arrest was made involved black-on-black violence.
The newspaper says that’s up from about 75 percent of homicide arrests from 2000 through 2004.
The analysis says eight of 10 homicide victims since 2000 have been black, and finds that all but one of the 66 homicide victims in 2011 was black.