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Crime Statistics and Reporting

  • By: Marvin D. Free
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

A prominent feature of the race/crime nexus in the United States is the racial disparity found in arrest statistics. Although self-report surveys suggest fewer racial differences in offending than do police-generated statistics, the media frequently focuses on crimes ...

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