Graph showing arrests by gender between 1980 and and 2017. It shows that women are making up an increasing portion of arrests, from 16% in 1980 and 27% in 2017.

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Arrests Estimates, 1980-2014 generated using the Arrest Data Analysis Tool (May 2019). 2015-2017 data from the FBI Crime in the United States series. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2019)

This graph originally appeared in Policing Women: Race and gender disparities in police stops, searches, and use of force.

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