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Table 43 Overview

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Arrests, by Race, 2010

  • In 2010, 69.4 percent of all individuals arrested were white, 28.0 percent were black, and 2.6 percent were of other races. 
  • Of all juveniles (individuals under the age of 18) arrested in 2010 in the Nation, 66.3 percent were white, 31.1 percent were black, and 2.6 percent were of other races. 
  • Nearly 70 percent (69.9) of all adults arrested in 2010 were white, 27.5 percent were black, and 2.6 percent were of other races. 
  • White individuals were arrested more often for violent crimes than individuals of any other race, accounting for 59.3 percent of those arrests. 
  • The percentages of adult white and black arrestees for murder were similar, with 50.0 percent being white, and 48.0 percent being black. 
  • Juveniles who were black accounted for 50.5 percent of juvenile arrests for violent crimes. 
  • Juveniles who were white accounted for 64.0 percent of juvenile arrests for property crimes. 
  • Of juvenile arrestees charged with driving under the influence, 91.2 percent were white. 
  • Juveniles who were white accounted for 75.4 percent of juvenile arrests for arson in 2010.