U.S. population
in 2010

Blacks
13%

All other

races

Total U.S. arrests
in 2010

Blacks
arrested

28%

All

others

Number of FBI background checks
For employment and licensing purposes each year, in millions

16.9 million

2.8

million

16

12

8

4

0

’02

’04

’06

’08

’10

’12

Arrests in state criminal record databases
Percentage of arrests that have final dispositions recorded

0

50

70

90 100%

Not provided.

SOURCE: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice; U.S. Census Bureau; National Employment Law Project. GRAPHIC: Tobey - The Washington Post. Published July 27, 2013.