U.S. incarceration rates by race graph

Data Source: Statistics as of June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2010 from Correctional Population in the United States and from U.S. Census Summary File 1. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2012)

This graph originally appeared in Incarceration is not an equal opportunity punishment.

For incarceration rates by race/ethnicity in each of the 50 states, see our report, Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census: State-by-State Incarceration Rates by Race/Ethnicity.

See our other research for the big national picture on mass incarceration or see the the graphs and other research we've produced about incarceration in your state.

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