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In the U.S., are white or black people who commit murder more likely to kill people of the other race?

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In every year since 1980, roughly 10% of murders have been interracial. The rest involve people of the same races slaying one another. Throughout this period, murders of white people by black people are about two-to-three times more common than vice-versa. However, many media outlets and activists have spread the opposing narrative by focusing on a few cases among roughly 15,000 murders per year that occur in the United States. Likewise, police are 42% less likely to use lethal force when arresting black people than when arresting whites.

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