Likelihood Arrests will be Referred to the DA

The tool below allows users to explore how an arrestee's age, sex and race might change the likelihood law enforcement referred an arrest to the district attorney's office for a charging decision. The logistic regression models can be viewed on a statewide or a county basis. The menu bar on the left allows the user to switch between regression models that show odds ratios for all arrests, arrests based on the category of offense committed, or sub-category for person and property crimes (only on a statewide level). The methodology, notes and category definitions can also be accessed from the menu bar on the left.


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Infographic highlighting findings from this tool


Full dataset used for this tool




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This dashboard was supported by Grant No. 2019-86-CX-K006, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice (US DOJ). Neither the US DOJ, nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this dashboard (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, policies, and any services or tools provided).