Article releases surprising jaywalking stats

Published 08/24 2012 08:04PM

Updated 08/27 2012 11:13AM

CHAMPAIGN -- A recent investigation reveals some surprising statistics about jaywalking. Vivelohoy, a Chicago-based news agency, researched the report and found there is a big difference between the number of arrests of black people.

A FOIA request found that between 2007 - 2011, 88% of jaywalking arrests were African-Americans. In Urbana, it was 91%.

We tried to reach both police chiefs for comment but they were unavailable.

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