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Saturday, 16 May 2009

The Colour of Crime (II)

A brief update on my previous post.

Contributor Abu Abdullah sends this link to the ten most wanted individuals in the Canadian province of Quebec. All but one are non-Western immigrants, as can be seen below:

Here is another example of a British 'most wanted' list, this one from Crimestoppers:

A cursory search of Google led me to a few more. Here is the link for San Francisco PD's ten most wanted.

Massachusetts State Police, well away from the Mexican border, still sees a similar pattern.

The one that surprised me the most was Rhode Island's list; four of the eight suspects sought are Hispanic.

Last but not least, here is the list for St. Louis, Missouri. The most interesting thing about this one is their creative interpretation of a 'white' suspect. Of ten individuals listed, only one is actually white; however the list classes a Hispanic suspect, an Indian suspect and a suspect with a Muslim name as 'white' - take a look at the pictures and decide for yourself.

If anyone can point me in the direction of more of these lists, I'd be most grateful. I am very interested in the lists for other European countries, especially Scandinavia, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, as well as Australian, Canadian or US states, cities and provinces. If you stumble across one, please leave a comment or send me an email.


Abu Abdullah said...

No need to give me so much credit. It was Sarah Maid of Albion who found the British list and linked to it. I was browsing her blog and clicked on the link out of curiosity.

Here's the New York Police Department's most wanted list.

Anonymous said...

Los Angeles Police Dept. most wanted :