Re: Blah blah crimewatch
Given that in 2011 the UK was about 87% white, I'm seeing a lot of non-white faces in that link;
This is the problem with Stats:
Take where I live, it's about 99.5% White. (yes you CAN count the number of Chinese and Afro-Caribbean people very easily).
2 murders in 15 years
1 by a white woman
1 by a black male
Neither were from the area
So the stats show that 50% of murders were carried out by black males, 50% by white females.
So there would be NO white males in the line up, ever.
Now go to Birmingham where "White British" only make up half the population, has a much higher crime rate, would it be so unreasonable to see more black and Asian people in the line ups.
So to put it better, the Crime watch line up reflects the cultural make up of the areas that tend to have the highest serious crime rates. Now you can attribute that to many factors, poor wages, less employment, more rented property, less educated people...what ever, but to say there are X number of whites in the WHOLE UK population, therefore there should be Y number of white people on crime watch is utter bollocks.