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2008 Demographic Analysis of UT Police Contacts

Table 1. General Demographics of Contacts and Searches for all Traffic Contacts (2008)
Race/Ethnicity * Contacts Searches (Total) Consensual Searches Probable Cause Custody Arrest
Caucasian 2,617 (64.6%) 601 (72.6%) 91 (75.2%) 207 (80.9%) 303 (67.2%)
African 371 (9.2%) 81 (9.8%) 15 (12.4%) 13 (5.1%) 53 (11.8%)
Hispanic 519 (12.8%) 104 (12.6%) 10 (8.3%) 20 (7.8%) 74 (16.4%)
Asian 506 (12.5%) 38 (4.6%) 5 (4.1%) 14 (5.5%) 19 (4.2%)
Native American 6 (0.1%) none none none none
Other 31 (0.8%) 4 (0.5%) none 2 (0.4%) 2 (0.4%)
Total 4,050 (100%) 828 (100%) 121 (100%) 256 (100%) 451 (100%)

Note: demographics for Fall 2007 as published by The University of Texas at Austin Office of Information Management and Analysis were used for this table as Fall 2008 were unavailable.

Table 2. Comparison of Traffic Stops of “Permanent Inhabitants” and UT Austin Demographics for 2008
Race/Ethnicity * Demographics Traffic Stops
Caucasian 39,445 (57.4%) 882 (60.3%)
African 3,269 (4.8%) 97 (6.6%)
Hispanic 11,158 (16.2%) 184 (12.6%)
Asian 9,604 (14%) 289 (19.8%)
Native American 309 (0.4%) 2 (0.1%)
Unknown/Other 4,890 (7.1%) 9 (0.6%)
Total 68,675 (100%) 1,463 (100%)

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

Demographics for Fall 2007 as published by The University of Texas at Austin Office of Information Management and Analysis were used for this table as Fall 2008 were unavailable.