TWO studies say it’s actually white offenders that are more likely to be in contact with police based on the “commission of a crime.” One of them is consistently referenced in Wikipedia’s analysis of race and crime. In the study’s own words:

1. “Results indicate that race does have an indirect effect on police contact, but it is White individuals who are more likely to be questioned and arrested.”

SOURCE (2016, Criminal Justice Review):

2. “Using data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), we assess the effect of an offenders race on the probability of arrest for 335,619 incidents of forcible rape, robbery, and assault in 17 states during 1999. The baseline model for these comparisons is the equiprobability hypothesis that relative to violation frequency as reported by crime victims, the likelihood of arrest for white and black offenders is roughly equal. Multivariate logistic regression results show that the odds of arrest for white offenders is approximately 22% higher for robbery, 13% higher for aggravated assault, and 9% higher for simple assault than they are for black offenders.”

SOURCE (2003):

ORIGINALLY FOUND IN WIKIPEDIA on RACE & CRIME showing it’s BEHAVIOR that affects outcomes more than BIAS:

“The probability of arrest given the commission of a crime is higher for whites than it is for blacks for robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault, whereas for rape the probability of arrest is approximately equal across offender race. This suggests that blacks are disproportionately arrested for these crimes because they commit them at higher rates, not because law enforcement practices result in racially biased arrest decisions. [38]

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