By the Numbers: Justice Department statistics measure the scope of the problem

By the Numbers

Justice Department statistics measure the scope of the problem

 

520

Number of police stops of African-American pedestrians, per 1,000 African-American residents

180

Number of police stops of white residents, per 1,000 white residents

30

Number of times a single African-American Baltimore resident in his mid-50s was stopped by police between 2010 and 2015

0

Number of times this man was cited or arrested

1.3

Percentage of pedestrian stops resulting in searches, according to BPD data as originally presented

13

Actual percentage, as discovered by DOJ’s re-entering of existing data

37

Percentage by which African-Americans are more likely to be searched than members of other races

3.9 Percent

Rate at which contraband was discovered in vehicle searches of African-Americans

8.5 Percent

Rate at which contraband was discovered in vehicle searches of other races

44

Percentage of all pedestrian stops that were made in two predominantly African-American neighborhoods

3.7

Percentage of times BPD pedestrian stops resulted in citation or arrest

11,000

Number of times between 2010 and 2015 that prosecutors or supervisors at Central Booking rejected charges made by BPD officers because they lacked probable cause or did not merit further prosecution

0

Number of warrantless arrests made by Baltimore police that the DOJ found to have been questioned by a front-line supervisor

91

Percentage of all trespassing charges in Baltimore lodged against African-Americans

91

Percentage of all “failure to obey” charges in Baltimore lodged against African-Americans

84

Percentage of all “disorderly conduct” charges lodged against African-Americans

99.2

Percentage of the 657 people charged by BPD with illegal “gaming” or playing “cards or dice” who are African-American

26

Percentage by which prosecutors decline to prosecute “disturbing the peace” charges against African-Americans, presumably because they weren’t strong cases

7

Percentage by other races

370 Percent

Increased likelihood that a disturbing the peace charge lodged by a BPD officer against a black person is bogus

412,000

Rough estimate of the number of pedestrian stops police made in 2014

620,000

Population of Baltimore

5

Factor by which drug possession charges against African-Americans in Baltimore exceed those of whites

100

Percentage by which Baltimore Police arrests of African-Americans for drug possession exceeds arrests of African-Americans for that crime in Atlanta

700

In Detroit

Nearly 90

Percentage of the “excessive force” allegations in which complainant was African-Americans

Less than 25

Percentage of rape investigations that are closed due to arrest of a suspect

40

Percentage of rape investigations nationally, that the FBI reports in 2010 are cleared due to arrest of suspect

38,000

Number of police misconduct allegations filed by citizens between 2010 and 2015

9,694

Number of complaints that were categorized as “supervisor complaints” that required little or no investigation

0.27

Percentage of these complaints that were sustained as valid

20

Percentage of those who were arrested in March 2016 who were not seat-belted for at least part of their transport

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