Black families are plagued by poverty, unemployment, crime and incarceration. The conference looked at ways of addressing the factors that lead to crime in the black community.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE STATEWIDE FOR 2004
Black men: 10.8 percent
Latino men: 5.2 percent
White men: 3.8 percent
N.C. CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY 2004
Black: 30.2 percent
Latino: 29.2 percent
White: 16.1 percent
INMATES IN THE N.C. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
Black: 59.8 percent
Hispanic: 3.9 percent
White/Native American: 33.4 percent
In 2002, the most recent year available, 50.7 percent of homicide victims in North Carolina were black.