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Old 10-04-2018, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Damuri Ajashi View Post
It doesn't make the claim that black 15-19 year old boys are 21 times more likely to be shot that 15-19 year old white boys based on 1200 shootings of 15-19 year old boys. It is using a data set of 1200 shootings but that includes ALL shootings for which they have data. They are reaching this statistical conclusion based on a few dozen shootings.
A few dozen? Where in the link does it say that? I'm pretty sure you're looking at the wrong paragraph. There's one paragraph about shootings of teens under 14 that refers to 41 shootings, but that has nothing to do with the numbers for shootings of boys age 15-19 between 2010 and 2012, which is where the 21 times ratio comes from.

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