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Use of Excessive Force by Police: Statistical Information

Ferguson's Racial Disparities

Between 2012-2014, African Americans represented two-thirds of the population in Ferguson, but represented a much higher percentage of those stopped and arrested. 85% of people subject to a vehicle stop were African American. 93% of people arrested in Ferguson were African American

Statistic taken from the Department of Justice's Report on the Police Department of Ferguson.

Statistical Information on Excessive Force

Listed on this page are sites that provide statistical information on excessive use of force claims. Official statistical information on the use of excessive force is not widely available and is typically not up to date. This lack of reliable information has caused several different groups to push for more current and complete information regarding excessive use of force claims.

Government Publications

More Racial Disparities in Ferguson

90% of people who received a citation in Ferguson were African American. And for the most minor charges, the racial disparities were even more pronounced: 95% of all "manner of walking in roadway" charges were filed against African Americans. 94% of all "failure to comply" charges were filed against African Americans.

Statistic taken from the Department of Justice's Report on the Police Department of Ferguson.