Chart showing that Black people are overrepresented, and white people are underrepresented, among those who were arrested once and among those arrested multiple times in the previous 12 months.

Data Source: Compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2017. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2019)

This graph originally appeared in Arrest, Release, Repeat: How police and jails are misused to respond to social problems.

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