Thursday, May 23, 2013

From 2006 to 2010, the number of white prisoners doing time for violent crimes fell 1.0%, the number of blacks rose 5.3% and the number of Hispanics jumped 22.3%

Hispanics accounted for about 95% of the increase in prisoners sentenced for violent crimes over this period. Only 16.3% of the U.S. population was Hispanic in 2010. The number of prisoners doing time for murder declined 1.1% from 2006 to 2010. White prisoners fell by 7.8%, Blacks rose 0.3% and the number of Hispanic prisoners rose a whopping 19.7%.

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