According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 70.9 percent of Alabamians are White and 26.3 percent are African-Americans. Hispanics are 3.2 percent of Alabama’s population, but are counted as White in state crime statistics.
In 2009, African-Americans were responsible for 77 percent of all robberies in Alabama. Whites committed 23 percent of robberies.
“Robbery” is defined as “stealing or taking anything from the care, custody, or control of a person, in his presence, by force or by threat of force, including attempts.”
Source: Crime in Alabama, 2009
Imagine there are no black people / It’s easy if you try / No robbers or rapists to stalk us / Safe to go out at night / Imagine all the White people … living life in peace / They say I am a dreamer / But I am not the only one