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Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:13 AM

 

Inside the San Francisco Bay Area's pandemic murder surge: 'No one knows this pain but us'

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/28/san-francisco-bay-area-gun-violence-murders-2020

Racial disparities in the burden posed by gun violence were stark. The overwhelming majority of homicide victims in the region in 2020 were Black and Latino, with 194 Black victims among the 450 killed and 150 Latino. Of the 345 Black and Latino victims, 293 were male. Their ages ranged from one all the way to 94.

That means that the Bay Areaís Black residents are still more at risk of succumbing to gun violence than members of any other racial group. Black residents make up just 5% of the regionís population, according to 2020 census data, but more than a third of its homicide victims.

The racial discrepancies were apparent even in the regionís safest counties. San Mateo county, home to the millionaire-machine of Silicon Valley, saw homicides go up in 2020, but the rise was not equally distributed. The county of 770,000 people recorded 16 homicides. Just one victim was white, despite most of the countyís residents being white.


Santa Clara county, where Google is based, reported 52 homicides among almost two million residents. At least 32 of the victims, or more than half, were Latino, though Latinos make up 25% of the countyís population.

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Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:21 AM

1. and who are the killers? nt

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Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:48 AM

2. I don't know what the hell is going on in Vallejo

It's been getting messy there for awhile now. Just worse and worse.

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