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Black/White Arrest Ratios: Ferguson Is Averageville, USA
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March 09, 2015, 05:23 PM
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Red dot is Ferguson, MO

An anonymous reader has created this graph showing that Ferguson, MO’s ratio of black arrest rates to white arrest rates (2.8 to 1) ranks Ferguson 1582nd out of 3538 municipalities tabulated by USA Today from FBI statistics.

The vertical axis shows black / white arrest ratios in log scale. The horizontal axis shows the ranking of municipalities from 1st to 3538th.

The red dot represents notoriously “anomalous” Ferguson.