Hundreds of Police Departments Have Large Race Gap in Police Department Staffing

Fact: Hundreds of police departments across the U.S. have police forces where the percentage of white officers is more than 30% percentage points higher than the racial makeup of the local community. 

Fact: Many major cities’ police forces have at least one department where the percentage of white officers is more than 40% greater than the community they serve. 

Source: The Race Gap in America’s Police Departments, New York Times

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