Some statistics for Baltimore

As the people of Baltimore recover from this week's rioting and try to make sense of the shocking event that sparked it, reflects on some relevant statistics about economic conditions in Baltimore:

    -The median income for African-American households: $33,000 (white households make nearly double     that amount).

    -The unemploment rate for African-American men 20 to 24 is 37% (whites that age: 10%).

    -Nearly 1 in 4 Baltimore residents lives in poverty (U.S. as a whole: 1 in 6).

Read the whole story, "How Baltimore's Young Black Men Are Boxed In," here.

Also, in potentially pertinent non-economic statistics, the arrest rate for police officers and the number of people police kill in Baltimore are both high among the nation's cities, reports 538.

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