Oroville Mercury-Register


- By JEFF GOERTZEN and NIKIE JOHNSON| Southern California News Group

For decades the crime rate and incarcerat­ion rate between Whites and Blacks in the U.S. has been disproport­ionately high. But recent statistics show that the gap is narrowing, especially among females, By JEFF GOERTZEN Southern California News Group largely due to the drop in crime rates. Studies attribute the decline to new law enforcemen­t attitudes, reform acts, changes in drug use and sex offenses between Whites and Blacks.

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