FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Valley News Live has obtained new statistics from the Fargo Police Department. They show the number of arrests over the last five years and categorize them by race.
The statistics are from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015.
The categories of race provided by the Fargo Police Department are: American Indian/Alaskan Native, Arab American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian/Pacific Islander of Hispanic Origin, Black, Indian or Alaskan, Native with Hispanic Origin, Unknown, White, and White with Hispanic Origin.
The report shows that from 2010 to 2015, there were 65,784 total arrests. Majority of those arrests (50,133) fall into the "White" category.
The second highest category was "Black" with 7,370 of arrests made from 2010 to 2015.
In addition to the breakdown of arrests from 2010 to 2015, Chief Todd also released numbers from just 2015.
A total of 6,915 arrests were made in 2015 in Fargo. Of those arrested, 4,369 arrested people were categorized as "white."
The second highest category was "black" with 1,397 arrests made in 2015 in Fargo.
In 2105 a total of 4,369 "white" people were arrested. If you combine the arrest totals from all other race categories, 2,546 "non-white" people were arrested.
The five-year statistics are even more drastic. From 2010 to 2015, a total of 50,133 "white" people were arrested. If you combine all other race categories, 15,651 "non-white" people were arrested.
To get a look at the full breakdown, we have attached the PDF documents given to us by Chief Todd.
Watch Valley News Live at 6:00 for reaction and more detail about the new statistics.