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'Half US black men arrested by 23'

Published 20/01/2014 | 22:27

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Nearly half of black men in the US have been arrested by the age of 23, a survey says

Nearly half of black men and 40% of white men in the US are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they turn 23, according to a new study.

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The estimates published by criminologists at the University of South Carolina and the University at Albany didn't rely on arrest records but on an annual federal survey of 7,000 young people who answered questions from 1997 to 2008.

The authors found that by age 18, 30% of black men, 26% of Hispanic men and 22% of white men have been arrested.

By 23, those numbers climb to 49% for black men, 44% for Hispanic men and 38% for white men.

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