Percentage of police officers from racial and ethnic minority populations slowly increase

Percentage of full-time sworn officers in law enforcement agencies employing 100 or more officers, by race and ethnicity

NOTE: LEMAS did not start tracking Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or “some other race” until 2000, and replaced “some other race” with “two or more races” in 2007. “Unknown” means no information available and was added in 2007.

SOURCE: Bureau of Justice Statistics - Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), 1987-2016 & Census data:ACS 2020 5-year (via | (Data analysis by James Doyle Brown Jr./News21)