The statistics are right there, if you just know where to look. Utah is an 89 percent white state. Its population is 1.6 percent black.
The 2017 Utah Uniform Crime Report provides an interesting look at violent crime in the 89 percent white state:
- There were 94 known homicide offenders in 2017, with 12 of those offenders being black.
- This means 13 percent of known homicide offenders in the 1.6 percent black state of Utah in 2017 were black.
- There were only three black victims of homicide in the state, meaning a vast majority of black offenders in 2017 Utah engaged in interracial homicide (black on white).
Though blacks are just 1.6 percent of the population, they represented 13 percent of the arrests for homicide in the state of Utah in 2017.