No one has ever analyzed these statistics before. The Tennessean is the Gannett-owned newspaper in Nashville, and the writers for this publication have never discussed these data before, nor have any of the local news affiliates owned by ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX.
From the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD), we get the incredible Density Maps With Victim / Suspect Demographics 2018 (Revised April 12, 2020).
Before we look into the criminal statistics by race this report provides, it’s important we point out two important facts: Nashville is 63 percent white and 27 percent black.
So here we go. In 2020 Nashville,
- For known aggravated assault suspects, blacks were 69% of suspects (839 of aggravated assaults didn’t have a suspect)
- For known non-fatal shooting suspects, blacks were 89% of suspects (246 of non-fatal shootings didn’t have a suspect)
- For known homicide suspects, blacks were 75% of suspects (51 of homicides didn’t have a suspect)
Remember, the percent of blacks who committed aggravated assaults, non-fatal shootings and homicides in 2020 Nashville is much higher than what’s reported here.
All across America, the racial reality of crime hides in plain sight.
Journalists seem uninterested in unearthing these statistics for public consumption, for some reason.