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LAPD diversity over the years

The demographics of the Los Angeles Police Department have changed dramatically over the last 25 years. The agency has been transformed from a predominantly white institution into one that closely mirrors the city’s demographics.

Police

Population

100%

0

100%

New York

Police

Population

13.4

22.4

32.6

28.9%

2.6

0.2

0.1

0

5.9

15.8

51.8

26.5%

8,405,837

34,584

100%

0

100%

9,906

LAPD today

LAPD 1990

Total:

Other

Amer. Indian

Asian

White

Black

Latino

Total:

Total:

Other

Amer. Indian

Asian

White

Black

Latino

Other

Amer. Indian

Asian

Black

Latino

White

0.2

0.3

9.6

11.2

34.1

44.6%

0

0.3

3.0

13.8

21.5

61.4%

Comparing police and city demographics

Los Angeles

11.2

8.6

28.2

49.3%

2.6

0.1

0.2

0.3

9.6

11.2

34.1

44.6%

3,884,340

9,906

8,470

Lorena Elebee / @latimesgraphics

LAPD data as of Jan. 25, 2015. NYPD data as of end
of 2013. Data may not be equal to 100% because of
rounding.

Sources: American Community Survey, LAPD,
NYPD, U.S. Census, Times repoting
Graphics reporting by Kate Mather and Ben Poston

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