Statistics on the Race of Persons Convicted of Federal Crimes in 2007

In 2007, about 72,000 persons were convicted of federal crimes. Here’s the breakdown of the defendants by race in the 95% or so of those cases in which the defendant’s race was recorded:

White — 28.8%
Black — 24.4%
Hispanic — 43%
Other — 4.1%

The rest at The Volokh Conspriracy/Orin Kerr

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