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2010 Demographic Analysis of UT Police Contacts

Table 1. General Demographics of Contacts and Searches for all Traffic Contacts (2010)
Race/Ethnicity * Contacts Consensual Searches Probable Cause Custody Arrest Searches (Total) Race Known Prior to Stop (Y/N)
Caucasian 1,450 (64.0%) 74 (71.2%) 67 (65.0%) 66 (71.7%) 207 (69.2%) 391 (1,059%)
African 204 (9.0%) 8 (7.7%) 13 (12.6%) 11 (12.0%) 32 (10.7%) 65 (139%)
Hispanic 255 (11.3%) 13 (12.5%) 13 (12.6%) 10 (10.9%) 36 (12.0%) 87 (168%)
Asian 290 (12.8%) 7 (6.7%) 8 (7.8%) 3 (3.3%) 18 (6.0%) 34/256
Native American 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Middle Eastern 37 (1.6%) 2 (1.9%) 1 (1.0%) 1 (1.1%) 4 (1.3%) 3/34
Other 30 (1.3%) 0 1 (1.0%) 1 (1.1%) 2 (0.7%) 1 (29%)
Total 2,266 (100%) 104 (100%) 103 (100%) 92 (100%) 299 (100%) 581/1,685 (100%)
Table 2. Comparison of Traffic Stops of “Permanent Inhabitants” and UT Austin Demographics for 2010
Race/Ethnicity * Demographics Traffic Stops
Caucasian 38,473 (54.5%) 470 (58.9%)
African 4,448 (6.3%) 68 (8.5%)
Hispanic 12,153 (17.2%) 94 (11.8%)
Asian 9,709 (13.7%) 153 (19.2%)
Native American 265 (0.4%) 0
Unknown/Other 5,596 (7.9%) 13 (1.6%)
Total 70,644 (100%) 798 (100%)

* Race/Ethnicity are defined by CCP Art. 2.132 as being of a “particular descent, including Caucasian, African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Middle Eastern.”

The Middle Eastern category has been added to the Asian category as UT Office of Information Management and Analysis does not have a separte category for Middle Eastern with which to compare.

Demographics for Fall 2010 as published by The University of Texas at Austin Office of Information Management and Analysis were used for this table.