Arrested by age 23

Fact: A recent University of Albany study estimates that two of every five adult males in the United States were arrested by the age of 23.

More than half of all arrests occurred while the subject was under the age of 18.

Arrests rates in the U.S. for adults 23 and under:

Men:

  • Black men 48%

  • Hispanic men 44%

  • White men 38%

Women

  • Black women 20%

  • Hispanic women: 16%

  • White women: 18%

Source: University of Albany study, as covered by ABC News

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