The relationship between race and crime rate has always been a subject of controversy in United State. As per Tommy white from inmatesearchinfo.com (one of the most authoritative site for inmate search in USA) the the significance of race and crime has significantly lowered down. As per Tommy pre year 2000 we could see percentage of black population very high compared to white or hispanic. But due to improvement in government policy and widespread awareness of rights among people has led to lowering down the discrepancies between crime rates.
In the below table you can see crime stats among different races in USA:
|2010. Inmates in adult facilities, by race and ethnicity. Jails, and state and federal prisons.|
|Race, ethnicity||% of US population||% of U.S.
|% of racial group|
As you can see while White race represents majority of the 64% of the population but it represents only 39% of incarcerated population in USA. On the contract Black rate represents 13% of the US population but accounts or 40% of incarcerated population. Hispanic population accounts for 16% of the population and accounts for 19% of the inmates in prisons.
Crime Stats based on Gender
As per 2012 census, male inmates represented 73.8% of the prison population while female represented only 26.2% of the population.
|Year||Male||Female||Male (%)||Female (%)|
Overall the crime rate has declined in later part of the decade and also the crime rate between various races had evened out but still in this research we missed inmates in police jails, which account significant percentage. In the upcoming post we will try to uncover some startling facts about USA Prison system and also reveal some of the best kept secrets.
– Team WikiLeaks