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Among the 32 areas that reported cross-classified race/ethnicity data for 2016, non-Hispanic white women and non-Hispanic black women accounted for the largest percentages of all abortions (35.0% and 38.0%, respectively).

Non-Hispanic white women had the lowest abortion rate (6.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and ratio (109 abortions per 1,000 live births), and non-Hispanic black women had the highest abortion rate (25.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years).

Domestic Violence

According to the National Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), 9.5% had been stalked and 41.2% of Black women had been physically abused by a partner during their lifetime.

Based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), between 2003-2012 at the rate of 4.7 per 1,000 Black/African/African Americans had the highest rates of intimate partner violence compared to Whites (3.9 per 1,000) and Hispanics (2.3 per 1,000).


The 2012 rates of victimization per 1,000 children were 14.2 for African Americans

Foster Care

The following are the races and ethnicities of the estimated 437,465 children in foster care on September 30, 2016: 23 percent were Black or African-American.


African Americans make up more than 40% of the homeless population, but represent 13 percent of the general population.

Police Brutality

Black people have been 28% of those killed by police since 2013 despite being only 13% of the population. 3x more likely to be killed by police than white people.


Based upon cases where race was known, sex trafficking victims were more likely to be white (26 percent) or black (40 percent), compared to labor trafficking victims, who were more likely to be Hispanic (63 percent) or Asian (17 percent).
Most of the confirmed suspects were male (81 percent). More than half (62 percent) of confirmed sex trafficking suspects were black, while confirmed labor trafficking suspects were more likely to be Hispanic (48 percent).

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