Arrests do not affect all communities equally

Detention does not affect all people equally. As second quarter (April-June 2016) data shows, when compared to their relative local populations, a greater proportion of New Orleans’s black residents were impacted by arrest than were their white counterparts. Black men in New Orleans were booked twice as frequently as white men; 28 for every 1,000 black men versus 14 for every 1,000 white men. While women were arrested at lower rates than men, there was a similar disparity by race: black women were arrested at twice the rate of white women (7.0 versus 3.4 per 1,000, respectively)

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