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2006 Demographic Analysis of UT Police Contacts

Table 1. General Demographics of Contacts and Searches for all Traffic Contacts (2006)
Race/Ethnicity * Contacts Searches Consensual Searches Probable Cause Custody Arrest
Caucasian 3,212 (73.9%) 457 (77.3%) 79 (70.5%) 65 (79.3%) 313 (78.8%)
African 316 (7.3%) 39 (6.6%) 8 (7.2%) 1 (1.2%) 30 (7.6%)
Hispanic 283 (6.5%) 50 (8.5%) 10 (8.9%) 10 (12.2%) 30 (7.6%)
Asian 475 (10.9%) 42 (7.1%) 15 (13.4%) 5 (6.1%) 22 (5.5%)
Native American 5 (0.1%) none none none none
Other 55 (1.3%) 3 (0.5%) none 1 (1.2%) 2 (0.5%)
Total 4,346 (100%) 591 (100%) 112 (100%) 82 (100%) 397 (100%)
Table 2. Comparison of Traffic Stops of “Permanent Inhabitants” and UT Austin Demographics for 2006
Race/Ethnicity * Demographics Traffic Stops
Caucasian 39,494 (58.8%) 1,149 (74.2%)
African 3,020 (4.5%) 70 (4.5%)
Hispanic 10,582 (15.7%) 69 (4.5%)
Asian 8,973 (13.4%) 241 (15.6%)
Native American 328 (0.5%) 3 (0.2%)
Unknown/Other 4,794 (7.1%) 16 (1%)
Total 67,191 (100%) 1,548 (100%)

* Race/Ethnicity are defined by Senate Bill 1074 as being of a “particular descent, including Caucasian, African, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American.”