Culture & Diveristy

Chapter 7 Deviance:

Race and Ethnicity

Both race and ethnicity are strongly linked to crime rates, alough the reason are many and complex. Official stats indicate that 69.7 % of arrests for index crimes in 2006 involved white people . Howevery, arrests of African Americans are higher in proportion to their share of the general population. African Americans make up 12.3 % of the population of the United States but account for 29.4% of the arrests for property crimes(versus 68.2 % for whites) and 39.9% of arrests for violent crimes (versus58.5 % for whites)(Federal Bureau of Investgation,2007)
I feel this is because the officers doing the arrests of the African Americans are mostly white.


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