Asian Americans suffer less from violent crime than other racial groups in the United States, Justice Department figures have shown.
Some 11 out of 1,000 Asian-Americans aged 12 or older are the victims of non-fatal violent crimes each year, compared with 24 out of every 1,000 non-Asian Americans, according to statistics released on Wednesday.
In 2006, 360 Asian-Americans were murdered. They were victims of two per cent of all US homicides, while accounting for about four per cent of the population, the study found.
In one of the more striking differences among racial groups, strangers were responsible for most crime against Asian-Americans.
Seventy-seven per cent of violent crimes against Asian-American men were committed by strangers, compared with 59 per cent for non-Asians. Half of crimes against Asian-American women were by people they did not know, compared with 34 per cent for other women.
Interesting statistics especially since domestic abuse has been in the news lately, i.e. Rihanna and Chris Brown.