Title of Work
Police Stops and Searches of Indigenous People in Minneapolis: The Roles of Race, Place, and Gender
City of Publication or Presentation
International Indigenous Policy Journal
We examine disparities in police stops, searches, and arrests of Native Americans in Minneapolis, a major metropolitan area with a substantial Native American population. During the study period, 1.42% of women in Minneapolis report their race as American Indian or Alaska Native, but the Minneapolis police report that 6.43% of police stops of women (including vehicle stops and non-vehicle stops) are Native American. Native American men comprise 1.51% of the male population and 3.29% of police stops of men. After they were stopped, 28% of Native American women were searched and 20% were arrested, over twice as often as women of any other race. The disproportionate stops of Native American women are concentrated in areas with high Native American residents.
Link to URL of accompanying or supplemental material
Gorsuch, Marina and Rho, Deborah, "Police Stops and Searches of Indigenous People in Minneapolis: The Roles of Race, Place, and Gender" (2019). Economics & Political Science Faculty Scholarship. 110.