Incarceration Rates For Blacks Dropped, Report Shows

A sharp decline in incarceration rates for African-Americans from 2000 to 2009 marks a significant shift in the racial makeup of America’s prisons, according to a report released Wednesday.

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  • Imprisonment rate of black Americans fell by a third from ...
    The black imprisonment rate at the end of 2018 was nearly twice the rate among Hispanics (797 per 100,000) and more than five times the rate among whites (268 per 100,000). Black men are especially likely to be imprisoned.
    08/6/2020 - 6:29 pm | View Website
  • States imprison black people at five times the rate of ...
    The report notes that racial disparities within the federal prison population also declined, but by a smaller margin. Among black and white people, the incarceration rate fell from 8.4-to-1 to...
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  • Gap between number of blacks, whites in prison narrows ...
    For all three of these groups, imprisonment rates have declined substantially since 2007. The rate has declined 31% among blacks, 14% among whites and 25% among Hispanics. Experts have offered a range of explanations for the pronounced drop in the black imprisonment rate. Note: This is an update of a post originally published on Jan. 12, 2018.
    08/6/2020 - 1:14 pm | View Website
  • Summary of Prisoners in 2018
    From 2008 to 2018, the imprisonment rate dropped 28% among black residents, 21% among Hispanic residents, and 13% among white residents. In 2018, the imprisonment rate of black residents was the lowest since 1989.
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  • The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State ...
    Looking at the average state rates of incarceration, we see that overall blacks are incarcerated at a rate of 1,408 per 100,000 while whites are incarcerated at a rate of 275 per 100,000. This means that blacks are incarcerated at a rate that is 5.1 times that of whites.
    08/6/2020 - 10:08 am | View Website
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