Arresting America

Do police target citizens just for being black? Do they write tickets and entrap locals to fill coffers, when they could be investigating violent crimes?

For the past year, Fusion has dug deep into FBI arrest data, covering more than 16,000 jurisdictions across the U.S. The result is an unprecedented look into American police activity—especially where the force is failing vulnerable communities. Read stories about those locales, and check your own community in the searchable database below.

To learn more about the project and how you can help us shape continuing coverage of policing in America, click here.


Contributors: Valerie Bischoff, Erika Eichelberger, Mark Gimein, Eric Henry, Ani Ucar, Rachel Uranga
Editors: Alice Brennan, Hillary Frey, Geraldine Sealey, Joyce Tang, Adam Weinstein
Interactive: Alice Brennan, Brian Clifton, Kit Cross, Adrian Saravia
Design: Kent Hernandez

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