No clear patterns in diversity

This statistical analysis of police personnel diversity across 75 large departments shows wide variation but no clear connection to effectiveness or community relations, as two of the cities with the best matches with their population demographics, Albuquerque and New Orleans, are ones recently attracting federal scrutiny. A related analysis shows that a city’s political leanings (liberal to conservative) don’t seem to have any bearing on how well it has diversified its police department.

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