On September 14, 2015, the County Administrator’s Office presented a “Summary of Race Data in Criminal Justice Systems in Contra Costa County” at meeting of the Public Protection Committee.
The data shows dramatic racial disparities for people of color at every stage of the criminal justice process:
While African-Americans make up less than 10% of the population in Contra Costa…
African-Americans are charged with crimes in 26% of all criminal cases
African-American adults make up 30% of probationers
African-American children make up 41% of juvenile probationers
African-Americans make up 7.5% of county jurors