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Table 1:

Murder Arrests in California by Race/ethnicity, 1995-2005

 

Total

White(a)

Hispanic

Black(a)

Other(a)

1995

2,749

574

1,271

692

212

2000

1,627

374

698

397

158

2005

1,956

386

946

487

137

 

Murder Arrest Rate (per 100,000 Population)

1995

8.73

3.40

13.82

32.03

6.61

2000

4.80

2.36

6.36

18.19

3.22

2005

5.41

2.44

7.44

21.76

2.56

 

% change in Murder Arrest Rate

1995-2000

-45.0%

-30.4%

-53.9%

-43.2%

-51.3%

2000-2005

12.7%

3.1%

16.8%

19.6%

-20.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Population by Race/ethnicity

1995

31,472,000

16,904,448

9,200,000

2,160,384

3,207,168

2000

33,871,648

15,816,790

10,966,556

2,181,926

4,906,376

2005

36,132,147

15,828,690

12,722,962

2,238,398

5,342,097

Note: Figures include arrests for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter.

a. Includes only the non-Hispanic members of each group.

Sources: California Department of Justice, Criminal Justice Statistics Center. (arrests.)

 

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. (Population by race and Hispanic origin.)

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.