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MSP Statewide Traffic Stop Data by Race of Driver: 2017 - 2019
|Race and Hispanic Origin||Traffic Stops||Traffic Stop %||MI Census Pop. %||Traffic Stops||Traffic Stop %||MI Census Pop. %||Traffic Stops||Traffic Stop %||MI Census Pop. %||Traffic Stops||Traffic Stop %||MI Census Pop. % *|
|American Indian and Alaskan Native||1,378||0.31%||0.50%||1,207||0.29%||0.50%||1,144||0.28%||0.70%||1,090||0.36%||0.70%|
|Black or African American||76,941||17.36%||13.60%||80,666||19.18%||13.60%||84,283||20.54%||14.10%||65,917||21.55%||14.10%|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||12||0.004%||0.00%|
|Hispanic or Latino||8,614||1.94%||5.10%||9,368||2.23%||5.20%||9,120||2.22%||5.30%||6,918||2.26%||5.30%|
Prior to 7/11/19, MSP records did not specifically identify the driver. In situations where multiple persons occupied a single vehicle, a sampling showed that the first person listed was usually the driver. These persons were categorized as "Likely Drivers." On 7/11/19, the system was modified to require the enforcement member to specify the driver.
Michigan Census Population (Pop.) percentage does not add to 100 percent because the U.S. Census Bureau collects the race category of "Two or More Races," which the MSP does not capture.
Prior to 12/8/20, MSP included Hawaiian or Pacific Islander in the race category for "Asian." The U.S. Census Bureau does not provide an estimate for Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
* The 2020 traffic stop figures posted in April 2021 vary from the final figures provided to Michigan State University on June 30, 2021, that are used in their research report. Differences are due to finalizing the process used to validate officer daily activities, which resulted in very minor differences in traffic stop totals when compared to previous totals. Differences in totals are less than .02%. The Michigan State University report contains final numbers for 2020 MSP traffic stop data.