There is a long-standing myth perpetrated by Blacks and White anti-racists like Tim Wise that Whites are more likely to molest children than any other race. This goes back to some stereotype of the creepy, nerdy, weirdo White guy who can’t get laid so he molests kids.
About time we shot this myth full of holes like it needs to be.
% of total child molesters: White 51% African American 25% Hispanic 15% American Indian/Alaska Natives 2% Asian/Pacific Islanders 1%
Relative to their population, likelihood of abuse compared to background population rate:
American Indian +100% Blacks +92% Hispanics no difference Whites -35% Asian -67%
On an individual basis, American Indians are most likely to molest a child, then Blacks, then Hispanics, then Whites, then Asians.
The high Amerindian rate is probably due to the utterly collapsed nature of Amerindian families and societies as a whole. The high Black rate is because, well, Blacks have elevated rates of most crimes compared to Whites, Hispanics, Asians and Amerindians. I fail to see why child molesting should be an exception. Low Asian rate is probably because across almost all crime stats, Asians typically have the lowest rates of them all.
As you can see, not only are Whites less likely to molest kids than Blacks, they have one of the lowest child molesting rates of any ethnic group in the US, surpassed only by Asians.
One rejoinder to this argument is that those statistics include as a “child” persons all the way to age 17. Sex with a 14-17 year old is hardly child molestation. The argument is that while Blacks may be more likely to have sex with teens, Whites are more likely to have sex with an actual child under the age of 13.
Statistics are here. From the site:
* Those inmates who were convicted of committing violent acts against children were more like to have been White, a percentage of nearly 70%, than any other race.
The figure is from the Bureau of Prisons, 1991. In 1991, Whites were 74% of the population, and they were “nearly 70% of those convicted of child molesting.” In other words, Whites are about 7% less likely to commit child molestation than an average American.
The problem with the 1991 report was that, as usual, Hispanics were lumped in with Whites in terms of crime perpetrators, artificially inflating the White rate. The 1994 Justice Department report finally disaggregates Whites from Hispanics. The results, % of total child molesters by race:
Whites 54.1% Hispanics 23.5% Blacks 20.7% Other 1.7%
Now compare to their presence in the general population for likelihood of being a child molester as opposed to an average American:
Hispanics +96% Blacks +59% Whites -35% Other -58%
This lines up with anecdotal reports of high rates of sex crimes in areas overrun aliens from Mesoamerica.
The myth lies shattered.
Hispanics are 2.3 X (135%) more likely to molest children than Whites.
Blacks are 85% more likely to molest children than Whites.
Where did the myth come from? It’s not certain, but for most crimes, especially violent crimes, Blacks have rates that are up to 6-9 times higher than Whites. For child molestation, these wildly elevated rates for Blacks are not seen. Instead, Whites much more approach parity with Black crime rates in terms of child molestation. This greatly increased White rate vis a vis Blacks compared to other crimes may have given rise to the illusion that Whites are more likely than Blacks to commit this crime.