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Graph showing the Black people are disproportionately  stopped on the street by the police, while white people are much more likely to call the police for help

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Contacts Between Police and the Public, 2015 Tables 1,3, and 4. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in Visualizing the racial disparities in mass incarceration.

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