The vast majority of “white” suspects on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives” all have something in common: They are not white.
An eagle-eyed Redditor posting in a Donald Trump thread late Tuesday night noted how TDPS lumps all Hispanic suspects under a “white” designation. The same criteria, however, is not applied to victims in the Bureau of Justice’s Criminal Victimization Report, which reports to the U.S. Department of Justice.
“For victimization the Bureau of Justice releases a Criminal Victimization Report (2014), which includes racial categories of black, white, Hispanic and other,” wrote user Reborn. “This obviously makes it appear that whites are responsible for a much greater share of violence than is actually the case, and on the other side it makes it seem like the percentage of black crime has gone down relative to the other races.”