Disparities in NYS Convictions by County
In May 2023, DCJ published a report which analyzed criminal convictions across New York State: Criminal Convictions in New York State, 1980-2021. Accompanying this report is a set of maps (available below) offering visual illustrations of racial and county-wide disparities in NYS convictions.
The maps show, for each county: 1) total number of convictions in 2019 and convictions per 1,000 people; 2) total number of people with a conviction in 2019 and conviction rates per 1,000; 3) total number of people with a first conviction in 2019 and conviction rates per 1,000; and 4) the racial disparity in convictions respectively accumulated by Black, Hispanic, Asian and white people in 2019 compared to their share of the general population (we also include rate ratios for conviction rates of each racial group compared to that of white people).
Conviction rates are based on the total county population over 18 years of age in 2019.