Newsprint: Asian Americans least hit by crime

In NEWSPRINT on May 26, 2009 at 9:14 pm

According to Justice Department statistics, Asian Americans suffer the least amount of violent crimes relative to other racial groups.

The government study defined Asian Americans as a group whose ethnic background can be traced to the Far East, Indian subcontinent, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

The figures in this government study show that only approximately 11 out of every 1,000 Asian Americans ages 12 and older are victims of non-fatal violent crimes per year, whereas roughly 24 out of every 1,000 non-Asian Americans are victims of these types of crimes each year.

Studies show that in 2006, 360 Asian Americans were murdered, accounting for two percent of all U.S. homicides, but four percent of the entire population.

– by Huong Pham


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