BI Policy Director Addresses Disparities in San Francisco Arrest Rates on KQED News (Audio)


Laura Ridolfi, Policy Director for the W. Haywood Burns Institute recently, spoke to KQED news about a new report from the Burns Institute (BI) that shows African-American adults are 7 times more likely as White adults to be arrested in San Francisco.

The BI’s analysis, based on 2013 data, indicated that even as the city’s demographics shifted and overall arrest rates declined, the gap in arrest rates grew between African-American and White adults in San Francisco.

According to our report, 40 percent of people arrested, 44 percent of people booked into county jail and 40 percent of people convicted are African-American adults.

Click here to listen to the full interview.

Click here to download a summary of findings from our report.