Blacks more likely to be carded in Peel Region, says Toronto Star data

Sep 24, 2015 | GTA, NEWS | 0 comments

New data from the Toronto Star is sure to add to the police carding debate, this time with a focus on Peel Region. The data, collected by the Star between 2009 and 2014, found that black people in Mississauga and Brampton are three times more likely to be stopped by police than white people. The same figures show that in 2011, blacks made up 9 percent of the population in Mississauga and Brampton, but accounted for 21 percent of people being stopped. In response to the findings, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has vowed to call for a suspension on carding, also known as street checks, by Peel police. Crombie is a member of the Peel Police Services Board, and in June she made the push for a full review of the controversial practice in the region.
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