BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Who is more likely to come into contact with the police?

The percentage of males (24%) experiencing contact with police was higher than the percentage of females (23%) in 2018. Among U.S. residents age 16 or older, persons ages 18 to 24 experienced the highest percentage of police contact (30%) in 2018. White residents (26%) experienced a higher rate of contact with police than black (21%) and Hispanic (19%) residents in 2018.


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