Latino Voices is a report on Latino experiences with crime and the criminal justice system in California. The report is available in English and Spanish. Here are some statistics from the report:
Victims of Crime
- Latinos are murdered twice as much as whites in California — and more by strangers.
- Latinos are more likely to be shot and burglarized than whites.
- Hate crimes against Latinos rise as immigration increases.
- California Latinos experienced more repeat crimes than survivors overall.
- Half of Latino survivors are unaware of recovery services.
Unequal Treatment in the System
- Latinos awaiting trial were more likely to be denied bail, or their bail was set higher than African Americans or whites.
- Latinos were 44% more likely to be incarcerated than whites for the same crimes.
Latinos Support Change
- California Latino voters want officials to focus on less incarceration, not more
- They want more supervised probation and rehabilitation by a five-to-one margin over sending more people to jail/prison.
- Eight in 10 support shortening long sentences and using the savings for education, health services and prevention.
Population of focus: Latinos in California
Links to resource:
- Full report in Spanish (pdf)
- Full report in English (pdf)
- Three microsites that focus on Latino Experiences with Crime, Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, and Latino Public Opinion & Perception
- Summary of report in Spanish
Organization: Californians for Safety and Justice