A large-scale analysis of racial disparities in police stops across the United States

18 Jun 2017 Emma Pierson Camelia Simoiu Jan Overgoor Sam Corbett-Davies Vignesh Ramachandran Cheryl Phillips Sharad Goel

To assess racial disparities in police interactions with the public, we compiled and analyzed a dataset detailing over 60 million state patrol stops conducted in 20 U.S. states between 2011 and 2015. We find that black drivers are stopped more often than white drivers relative to their share of the driving-age population, but that Hispanic drivers are stopped less often than whites... (read more)

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