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**How to Calculate Per Capita (Plus Definition and How It's Used)**

November 23, 2020

Per capita is a common calculation used in economics, business and statistics to determine various measurements as they relate to individuals in a population. This term is used in several different settings and can provide different information depending on how it's used. In this article, we discuss what per capita is, how to calculate it and how it is most frequently used.

**What is per capita?**

The term "per capita" is a Latin phrase that translates to "per person". It's used in various settings to determine the average per person in a given situation. For example, a common way in which per capita is used is to determine the GDP per capita or the gross domestic product of a population per capita. This measurement will provide a comparison of how much a company produces economically compared to how many people live in the country.

The context in which per capita is used will determine how it is interpreted and what it measures. This term is most frequently used in economic, business or statistical settings to produce a report of an average of something per person.

How to Calculate Per Capita (Plus Definition and How It's Used)

People who choose to deny that high crime existing in white communities often try justifying their denial by using per capita. This is an excuse and a weak one at that. The term "per capita" is a Latin phrase meaning "per person". It is used to determine the average per person in a given situation. This is the calculation used-Measurement / Population = per capita. When measuring things like the incidence or prevalence of events that occur, per capita is reported as per 100,000. Per Capita has been used to statistically skew events to make a small number of occurrences into a large number that exaggerates certain crimes in non white neighborhoods. The 2019 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 366 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the estimated rate of property crime was 2,109.9 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. Whites led in both these categories relative to actual numbers of cases. Yet due to the larger white population the number per 100,000 was smaller.

Coincidently this argument is not used in such instances as for example, college entrance test scores. The fact that 4-5 times more whites take the test is never thought about being the reason whites would have the most high scores. But that is not the subject of this thread so let me continue on about per capita.

So you divide the number of occurrences by the population and you get a number. Once you get that number you multiply it by 100,000 to come up with per capita. This number twisting is what members of the racist subgroup in the white community use to make claims about the black crime rate. According to the 2019 Uniform Crime Reports Expanded Homicide data, 2594 whites committed 3,299 murders and 2574 blacks committed 2,906 murders. The number clearly shows that 20 more whites committed 393 more murders than did blacks. Instead of facing this problem and working to fix it, you have whites doing this:

**3299/234,370,202 x 0.0000140760215 = 1.4 murders per capita.**

2906/40,610,815 x 0.0000715572933 = 7.15 murders per capita.

2906/40,610,815 x 0.0000715572933 = 7.15 murders per capita.

If the amount of crime in your community is so high that you must divide two numbers to get a percentage then multiply it by 100,000 to claim that you don’t have serious problems, you have serious problems. Now since the racist contention is usually based on violent crime most specifically murder, when we look at the rate of such crime per capita, it shows that 99,993 black people will not be murdered out of 100,000 black people. That is just 6 more people than whites out of every 100,000. Therefore the claim of astronomically high crime in the black community is not so, even if you use per capita as a basis to make claims.

It is time some whites started looking at themselves. Work on the violence in the white community.

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