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Arrests in the Nation’s Capital, Part 3

Fact: In Washington, D.C., the adult population is approximately 42% white and 47.6% African American – nearly equal.

Fact: Seven out of 10 traffic arrests are of African Americans.

Fact: “The disparity was less evident for traffic offenses that involved conduct more obvious to an observer, like Driving Under the Influence, as opposed to conduct that is less externally obvious, such as driving on a suspended license.”

SourceRacial Disparities in Arrests in the District of Columbia, 2009-2011, Washington Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Arrests in the Nation’s Capital, Part 2

Fact: In Washington, D.C., the adult population is approximately 42% white and 47.6% African American – nearly equal.

Fact: Wards with more African American residents witnessed far more arrests.

Fact: The majority of arrests were made in the five wards that are home to 9 out of 10 African Americans residents of the city. In all wards, African Americans made up a disproportionate number of arrests.

SourceRacial Disparities in Arrests in the District of Columbia, 2009-2011, Washington Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Arrests in the Nation’s Capital, Part I

Fact: In Washington, D.C., the adult population is approximately 42% white and 47.6% African American – nearly equal.

Fact: From 2009-2011, more than 8 out of 10 arrests are of African Americans.

Fact: Police in Washington, D.C., arrest the equivalent of 17% of the adult African American population annually, and the equivalent of 30% of the adult male African American population annually.

Source: Racial Disparities in Arrests in the District of Columbia, 2009-2011, Washington Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Clinical Trials Challenged By Incarceration

Fact: A recent study by Yale University indicates that poor follow-up rates in 14 National Institutes of Health-funded studies may be attributed to the mass incarceration state.

Fact: Approximately 65% of the loss of follow-up among black male participants is attributed to incarceration.

Source: Politico, Black Men, Incarceration and Clinical Trials