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Table 1:

Incarceration Rates by Race/ethnicity and Offense, 2003

 

Prisoners per 100,000 population

Hispanic as multiple

Offense

White(a)

Black(a)

Hispanic

 white, non-Hispanic

Total (All Offenses)

229.8

1,580.0

549.3

2.4

Violent offenses

115.1

826.4

292.2

2.5

Murder

23.8

202.9

71.7

3.0

Manslaughter

3.6

21.4

6.5

1.8

Rape

16.0

61.6

16.8

1.1

Other sexual assault

25.0

56.2

41.6

1.7

Robbery

20.0

298.8

70.9

3.5

Assault

20.3

150.1

70.4

3.5

Other violent

6.4

35.4

14.0

2.2

Property offenses

60.9

283.0

93.2

1.5

Burglary

30.9

150.7

52.6

1.7

Larceny

11.1

57.3

15.0

1.4

Motor vehicle theft

4.2

19.7

12.3

3.0

Fraud

8.5

31.2

5.3

0.6

Other property

6.2

24.2

7.8

1.2

Drug offenses

32.8

374.1

125.6

3.8

Public-order offenses

19.5

89.4

35.3

1.8

Other/unspecified

1.5

7.0

3.0

2.0

Note: Figures reflect prisoners under state jurisdiction.

a. Excludes Hispanics.

Sources: Paige Harrison and Allen J. Beck, "Prisoners in 2005," Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin,

November 2006. Table 12. (Prisoners) PDF;

Census Bureau, "2006 Statistical Abstract," Table 13. (Population.)

 

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