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There are many myths that circulate around crime in black America. It leads to a lot of stereotyping and misinformation.

Many people tend to believe that there is more violence in black neighborhoods, that “black-on-black” crimes are more prevalent, and that many black youth are quickly joining the ranks of gangs.

The facts behind all of these myths show that the things that people believe are based on nothing more than their own perceptions.

Taking a closer look at the reality behind the statistics, you can see that crime in black America is not what you think.

Here’s an infographic on Crime Myths Debunked:

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