SDG 16 ยท Indicator

Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate

times higher

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Good progress or SDG achieved

Challenges remain

Significant challenges remain

Major challenges remain

Information unavailable

US Performance

Major challenges remain



How many times more likely a person aged 15-64 in the least served racial group is incarcerated, when compared to white people.

Long-Term Objective

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 1, indicating equality.


Sentencing Project

Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate