Black people do not commit more crimes, they are simply caught for more crimes due to over-policing, and charged with higher sentences due to racial sentencing disparities (Lumsden). These statistics are derived from arrest rates, not actual crime rates, so due to over-policing of black neighborhoods, more black people are arrested. Additionally, poverty is directly linked to crime rates, and due to the history of racial segregation (housing discrimination, job discrimination, redlining, etc) Black people have not been given the opportunity to accumulate wealth as white people have. Therefore, POC are more likely to be poor and therefore more likely to commit crime (University of Minnesota). Studies show that rates of crime in poor areas are the same amongst races (Psychology Today).