Burlington motor vehicle stops down, but ‘driving while black’ trend remains - VT Digger

Traffic stops overall are down in the Queen City, but black drivers still make up a disproportionately high number. Question is: why?

"Black drivers who are stopped are both ticketed and arrested at a higher rate than their percentage of the overall population. While 15.7% of Black drivers who were stopped received a ticket, only 11.5% of white drivers who were stopped received a ticket. And while 2% of Black drivers who were stopped were arrested, only 0.5% of white drivers who were pulled over were arrested.."



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