Disparities Fell Faster Among Women Than Men

Among women, the black-white disparity in imprisonment fell from 6-to-1 to 2-to-1, a sharper decrease than the decline among men.

White Female Imprisonment Rate

The disparity among women fell because of an increase in the imprisonment rate for white women for violent, property, and drug crimes ...

... and a decrease in the imprisonment of black women for drug crimes.

Black Female Imprisonment Rate