This leaves an incomplete picture of homicide, because it's vital to know who is collectively responsible for perpetrating the homicides in a city if you want to pass legislation actually making the city safer for productive citizens and long-term growth/viability.
Well, our friends in Philadelphia just recently released the 2016 data (though they left out, curiously, the data for homicide suspects by race).
According to the 2010 US Census, blacks are 43 percent of the population of Philadelphia, while whites make up roughly 36 percent of the population. "Hispanics" (Amerindians) make up roughly 12 percent of the population.
The one beautiful fact of the Philadelphia Police Department data is they break out the racial stats of both victim and suspect for homicides and nonfatal shootings without lumping Amerindians in with whites.
Let's get to the numbers!
There were 277 homicides in Philadelphia in 2016:
Of known suspects, the race of the offenders in the 2015 nonfatal shootings in Philadelphia (representing only 333 of the 1279 cases):
The "no snitching" culture runs deep in black/brown Philadelphia, keeping violent black/brown people on the streets to prey on the law-abiding and artificially keep down the already high black/brown crime rates as identified by yearly released Philadelphia Police Department Murder/Shooting Analysis (because almost all of the white crime is domestic disputes easily solved (because the offender is not protected by “community members” ) by detectives).
Gun crime has a color. It isn't white.