This report examines racial disparity in Columbia (MO) Police Department traffic stops across varying levels of geography, age and sex, the reasons for initiating post-stop searches, post-search outcomes, and factors that predict the likelihood that a stopped driver is Black. Disparity, discrimination, and racial bias in policing have been historically, and continue to be, an important policy issue.
Time’s Up Measure Up is an multi-organization initiative from the Time’s Up foundation to combine quantitative and quantitative data to expose economic and other hardships facing women as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. CARES performed data consultation to identify quantitative datasets to represent the TUMU conceptual framework. CARES then acquired data for 15+ metrics, relying on knowledge of existing secondary sources as well as custom survey data analysis.