african american crime statistic

Deshawn Doby

jail pattern

  • From 1980 to 2008, the number of people incarcerated in America quadrupled-from roughly 500,000 to 2.3 million people
  • Today, the US is 5% of the World population and has 25% of world prisoners.
  • Combining the number of people in prison and jail with those under parole or probation supervision, 1 in ever y 31 adults, or 3.2 percent of the population is under some form of correctional control .

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  • About 14 million Whites and 2.6 million African Americans report using an illicit drug
  • 5 times as many Whites are using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites
  • familes

    african american families are affected the most because there children have to deal with the statistic. and they will grow up thinking that because they are black they might not finish high school or end up in jail.


    "Criminal Justice Fact Sheet." NAACP. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.