But first, it's important to note Nashville is 61 percent white and 28 percent black (since it is insufficiently non-white, the city has been targeted for cultural enrichment via massive refugee resettlement).
Okay, ready? [Nashville criminal homicides most in more than a decade, The Tennessean, January 4, 2017]:
Criminal homicides in Nashville rose to 84 in 2016, marking the highest number of killings in the city since 97 people died in 2005.
|Nashville: 61 percent white and 28 percent black. In 2016, 71 percent of known homicide suspects were black|
At the same time, the year saw a 40 percent drop in youth killings over 2015, when 20 of the city's youths were slain — a total that prompted Mayor Megan Barry to launch an initiative aimed at curbing violence among the city's young people.
"It's just sad that so many people got killed for senseless crimes last year," said Joyce Seay, whose 24-year-old son, Deon Brown, was found stabbed to death in mid-November on the property of a West Nashville trucking business. "It's very (disheartening) we've jumped to that high of a rate in such a small period."
Police charged 26-year-old William Gadsden with criminal homicide in the case after they say he fatally wounded Brown before driving Brown’s 2009 Pontiac G6 to Hickory, N.C. Gadsden was later apprehended by U.S. Marshals in New York City and extradited to Tennessee.
"I'm just glad they got him and thankful to the detective who worked the case," said Seay, whose son's case is one of 41 cases from 2016 that police have cleared.
Of those slain last year, 73 were male. All but 33 were African-American. The youngest gunshot victim was a 14-year-old boy.
Of the 84 criminal homicides in 2016, 12 of the victims were teenagers or younger. Two of them were infants who died as the result of abuse.
The prior year marked the highest number of youth deaths to hit Nashville in the past decade. Much of the city's violence that year played out among youths as acts of brutal retaliation for squabbles that police said were once settled by punches instead of bullets.
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