Nearly Half Of Black Males And 40 Percent Of White Males Have Been Arrested By The Age Of 23, Claims New Survey


” A third of Americans have been arrested by the time they are 23 according to a new study released in the Crime & Delinquency journal on Monday.

  Amongst males the figure dramatically increases to almost half of black males and nearly 40 percent of white males, which can have a negative impact on their ability to find work, go to school and participate fully in their communities.

  The study analyzed national survey data from 1997 to 2008 of teenagers and young adults and their arrest histories, which ranged from truancy and underage drinking to more serious and violent offenses. Minor traffic violations were excluded.

  This is the first report since the 1960s on how the risk of arrest varies across race and gender, said Robert Brame, a criminology professor at the University of South Carolina and lead author of the study.

 The study’s most striking finding is the variance amongst males of different races:

  • By age 18, 30 percent of black males, 26 percent of Hispanic males and 22 percent of white males have been arrested
  • By age 23, 49 percent of black males, 44 percent of Hispanic males and 38 percent of white males have been arrested “



    Land of the free ? Hardly . Welcome to Prison Nation , where everyone is guilty of some infraction of the law . We’ve gone from a nation of “the rule of law” to a nation where law rules . When everything is against the law , everyone is a lawbreaker .
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