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App Maps Racial Disparity in Arrests Across the U.S.

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With their new police bias map, IPR sociologist Beth Redbird and graduate student Kat Albrecht show county by county the extent to which Black Americans are arrested at a higher rate than White Americans—a trend that has only accelerated in recent decades. Users can look at the arrest risk ratio by year, age, and ethnicity. The data come from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, which consists of monthly arrest data for state and local law enforcement agencies that volunteer it.

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Published: March 26, 2021.