- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) - A study of six years’ worth of traffic stops by the Durham Police Department shows a driver was 12 percent more likely to be black when stopped during daylight hours.

The analysis of nearly 152,000 traffic stops was requested by the department and performed by RTI International. It also showed that among male drivers only, the odds that a driver was black were 20 percent higher when stopped during daylight than when stopped at night.

A statement from RTI said the study showed the difference in the numbers declined over the six-year analysis period. Black males were most over-represented from 2010 through 2013, but by 2014, the differences in the odds of the motorist being a black male in the daylight compared to darkness were indistinguishable.



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