A demographic breakdown of homicide victims reveals that the vast majority of people murdered in Dallas this year have been people of color.
There have been 54 murders committed in Dallas so far, 10 more than in the same period in 2022, according to the City of Dallas Open Data crime analytics dashboard.
City data shows that black people made up the most significant share of this year’s murder victims, representing 48.1% of those violently stricken down within the city limits, and Hispanic or Latino people made up 42.6% of victims. Combined, these 49 lives lost to crime account for more than 90% of all murder victims.
The remaining five murder victims, broken down by race per City data, were three white people, one person of Middle Eastern descent, and an individual logged by police as “Unknown.”
The median age for murder victims in Dallas is currently around 30 years old, with the youngest victim being the 11-year-old boy gunned down in Gay Donnell Willis’ district last weekend, as previously reported in The Dallas Express.
The statistics on the racial breakdown were shared with the local activist group Dallas Justice Now (DJN). Spokesperson Micah Mitchell said in an emailed statement to The Dallas Express:
“Trust that here at DJN we are all horrified at this ghastly statistic because for each murder, that means someone’s family is deprived of a member of the family institution. That also means a household is deprived of a wage earner… and someone who sets an example for their household … and far too many of these victims for more than one child … all but forcing the family into a dependent relationship with the government.”
He went on to state, “We all need safe streets, not just in the affluent areas of Dallas … and it is time to ask if we are doing everything to safeguard the lives of the innocents who are risking their lives just by living with felons who can’t seem to help themselves.”
City Councilmember Tennell Atkin’s District 8 had the most murders year-to-date with nine, followed by Omar Narvaez’s District 6 with eight, and then Adam Bazaldua’s District 7 with seven. Every single one of the people murdered in these districts was either black or Latino.
Atkins also had the most murders committed in his district year-to-date at the time of The Dallas Express’ previous review of the City’s murder victim demographic data in early February.
The Dallas Express reached out to Atkins’ office and asked what he and his colleagues on the city council are doing to halt these alarming trends but did not hear back by press time.
Does the Dallas Express have a breakdown of the demographics of the people who committed those murders?
Statistics are readily available, but if you pay attention to the news, the majority of those murders are committed by their own race.
My thoughts exactly. But if anyone says what race is doing the majority of the murders, they’re called racist. The Hodge Twins (black twins) have a YouTube post where they state that over 50% of the murders in this country are committed by 8% of the black male population.
If you are going to write how many minorities are being killed, you need to also name who is doing most of the killing. Because a belligerent black person will just assume it’s cops and whites doing the killing, because you are being misleading. STOP CAUSING RACE WARS.
Upvote for watching the Hodge twins.
Where the stats on the perpetrators race of these murders. You are pushing an agenda, and not revealing the whole story. You are not a journalist, but woke activists
I love this: a household is deprived of a wage earner… and someone who sets an example for their household. I doubt very much that they were a Wage Earner, and they are for sure setting an example for the children in the household. I would also suspect that they are already dependent on the Government. I don’t know the answer, but the Government can’t solve or fix all people’s problems.
Look at the race/color of those COMMITTING the crimes!
Meanwhile BLM protested based on the unjustified LE inflicted deaths per population % instead of the more relevant unjustified LE inflicted deaths per interaction in order to assert that cops are racist. That slight-of-hand lead to the de-policing of high crime areas (reduction of interactions) while BLM leaders went on to embezzle what they could to live in their mansions.
But hey, at least we found out that covid didn’t spread at BLM “violent and destructive but peaceful” protests. So we’ve got that going for us.
You are right, but our elected leaders will never acknowledge this.
What is it with theses reports always being about race?? Blacks this, Hispanics that, Whites that. Everything seems to be racial and always being compared to the white race. WHAT IS GOING ON????
It’s is like a pack of wolves!
Why does the Dallas Express think this is a good idea for reporting: “The Dallas Express reached out to Atkins’ office and asked what he and his colleagues on the city council are doing to halt these alarming trends but did not hear back by press time.” Are journalists so naive as to believe that city government can control deaths? Seriously, there is a problem, but it begins with education and teaching all people there are other ways to express anger. And in understanding those who cannot understand that their actions have consequences. Journalists are here to report the news. When did the tide change and journalists became the “super fix-all” for all the issues that arise in life. Tell us Dallas Express, rather than asking questions that create more dissension, what solutions do you have for this trend?
Everyone should ask themselves why this is going on. Ask yourself what can be done. Then when you can find the answer and get enough people involved in supporting your answer, then the problem can be solved.
What have you done other than talk?
“A demographic breakdown of homicide victims reveals that the vast majority of people murdered in Dallas this year have been people of color.”
Let me correct that first sentence:
A demographic breakdown of homicide victims reveals that the vast majority of murderers in Dallas this year have been people of color.
I fixed it for you.