According to a recent Justice Department study, black and broen drivers are more likely to be searched than white drivers.
The report also indicated that African American drivers are three times as likely and Hispanic drivers are twice as likely to be searched as Caucasian drivers. The study also found that black and brown drivers were less likely than white drivers to say that police behaved properly during a traffic stop.
Black drivers are also twice as likely to be arrested at 4.5 percent than white drivers, at 2.1 percent. About 3.1 percent of Hispanic drivers were arrested after a traffic stop.
Of all the ethnic groups, Hispanic drivers received the highest number of tickets than white or black drivers: two thirds, compared with 56 percent of white and black drivers.
Police stopped 18 million drivers in 2005 and found evidence of a crime in about 12 percent of the searches, according to the report that was issued by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Matthew Durose, the author of the study, said the survey did not address the reason why police conducted the searches.