Statistics show racial gap in traffic stops in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently analyzed statistics on traffic stops in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to their research, African American drivers in Milwaukee are 7 times more likely to be pulled over by Milwaukee police than white drivers.

The analysis included information on almost 46,000 traffic stops in Milwaukee. This data also showed that police pull over Hispanic drivers five times more often than white drivers in Milwaukee.

Furthermore, police were found to search the vehicles of African Americans twice as often as the vehicles of whites. Statistics showed no disparity between the rate that police found stolen property, drugs, or weapons in their searches in African Americans’ and whites’ vehicles.

Contact the Milwaukee DUI/OUI defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. by calling (414) 271-9595, if you or someone you know was pulled over and wrongly accused of drunk driving.