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Why Are Black People in Ypsilanti Disproportionately Arrested on Bench Warrants?

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Part 1: Data Trends Black men and women in Ypsilanti accounted for 63% (1,179 of 1,869)[1] of all Washtenaw County arrests in 2014 on “failure to appear” bench warrants, even though they make up less than 2% of the county’s total population.[2] Black men in Ypsilanti alone accounted for over 51% of all arrests on “failure to […]

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in County Politics,Crime,Featured,Safety | Read More »

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