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WNYC analyzed arrest records for some of the most common criminal charges in New York City since 2012. This analysis found that black defendants are significantly more likely than white defendants to be additionally charged with resisting arrest in these cases.
There may be many reasons for this disparity. Some criminal justice experts attribute it to more aggressive policing in minority communities and the legacy of stop-and-frisk.
About of people charged with in New York City are also charged with resisting arrest.
That means a black defendant in a case is to get charged with resisting arrest than a white defendant.