Black men have an exceptionally high imprisonment rate: Imprisonment rates per 100,000 U.S residents, by race/ethnicity and gender, 2019
Notes: Race and ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race). Other includes Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians and American Indians, and Alaskan Natives.
Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of Bureau of Justice Statistics Federal Justice Statistics, 2019, Table 6.
Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of U.S Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Table 6. Imprisonment Rates of U.S. Adults, Based on Sentenced Prisoners Under the Jurisdiction of State or Federal Correctional Authorities, By Jurisdiction, Sex, Race or Ethnicity, 2009–2019” (downloadable data table) from Federal Justice Statistics, 2019, October 2021. Accessed January 28, 2022.