Asian/White's Have Better Experience With Police Than Blacks
by Joseph Abay on Oct 15, 2014 | Views: 217 | Score: 2
|African Americans||White||Latino||American Indian/Alaska Native||Asian/Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander||Two or More Races|
|Percentage Of Those Stopped By Police||12.4||65.2||15.3||0.5||0.4||1.8|
|Percentage Of Those Stopped Who Believed Police Behaved Properly||37.7||77.6||62.9||100||85||76.6|
Even though 65.2% of people stopped by police were White, 77.6% of them believed the police acted properly. On the other hand, 12.4% of people stopped were African Americans. Only 37.7% of African Americans stopped believed the police behaved properly. 100% of Native Americans and 85% of Asians believed police acted properly.
Interestingly, the study referenced here notes that persons who were searched
during traffic stops were less likely than persons who were
not searched to believe the police behaved properly during
the stop. And whites were searched at lower rates than blacks and Hispanics. Searches may have bearing on each person's perception as to whether the police have acted properly.