Incarceration in the United States is highly racialized": Inmates per 100,000 in total population, by race/ethnicity, 2010

Race/ethnicity Prisoner rate
Black 2,306
Native American 1,291
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1,017
Hispanic/Latinx 831
White (not Hispanic/Latinx) 450
Asian 115

Note: Race and ethnicity not mutually exclusive, except for white.

Source: Prison Policy Initiative U.S. incarceration rates by race and ethnicity, 2010, accessed on February 16, 2021.

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