Study: Nearly half of US black men, 38 percent of white men arrested at least once by age 23

  • Article by: JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 20, 2014 - 2:55 PM

NEW YORK — Nearly 50 percent of black men and 40 percent of white men are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they turn 23, according to a new study.

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speakinfactsJan. 20, 14 2:46 PM

We've moved away from the traditional nuclear family. This is a sad statistic. I really wish people like Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson would focus on this issue and try and talk to the parents. I fear that won't happen because there is no money in it, and it wouldn't get the exposure that their giant ego's need. Unite us Obama. Stop trying to divide the people you were elected to represent whether it's race, income, education. Just try and unite us as a people, because we have been divided under Obama. Here is a golden opportunity to make a difference!

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isogstreetJan. 20, 14 4:25 PM

Wow. The headline didn't mention the white numbers. I wonder why......

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bgronniJan. 20, 14 5:44 PM

sure liberals will assume this is because the police are racist.

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johndontJan. 20, 14 7:27 PM

"The authors found that by age 18, 30 percent of black men, 26 percent of Hispanic men and 22 percent of white men have been arrested. By 23, those numbers climb to 49 percent for black men, 44 percent for Hispanic men and 38 percent for white men."

"Among women, 20 percent of blacks, 18 percent of whites and 16 percent of Hispanics were arrested at least once by age 23."

What about Asians? Well, I'm sure they rarely get arrested. And they are the best students in American schools by far. Say, how about an article here on these Strib pages proposing a school where Asians can be teachers and teach everyone else how to not get arrested. (aka how to live and prosper)

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WaterBunkerJan. 20, 14 8:27 PM

There are many reasons for the decline of American society. But a major contributor is the breakdown of the family unit. Government social welfare programs have enabled single parent families to exist competitively with traditional families. I wish libs could connect the dots.

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firebirdJan. 21, 14 7:59 AM

One of the reasons for the higher rates is the zero tolerance mentality that doesn't allow for a police officer to evaluate the situation and give someone a break.

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