Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Photos and more below.
Photos and more below.

USA Today set out to discover if the racially lopsided arrest statistics in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer, were an anomaly. Sadly, no: A fascinating new report reveals a racial gap in arrest stats in many locations across the country, including at least twenty here in Colorado.

We broke out USA Today's Colorado numbers and ranked the twenty agencies according to how many blacks were arrested per 1,000 residents -- and the results are startling. Check them out below, and to see the complete USA Today piece, click here.

See also: Marijuana Report: Racial Disparity of Pot Arrests Not as Bad in Colorado as in Most of U.S.

Number 20: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 19: Boulder County Sheriff's Office

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 18: Larimer County Sheriff's Office

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 17: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

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Number 16: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 15: El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 14: Denver Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 13: Mesa County Sheriff's Office

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

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Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 12: Parker Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 11: Castle Rock Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 10: Fort Collins Police Services

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 9: Colorado Springs Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

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Number 8: Longmont Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 7: Littleton Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population
Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 6: Aurora Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 5: Westminster Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

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Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 4: Arvada Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 3: Broomfield Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 2: Englewood Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population
Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Number 1: Lakewood Police Department

Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

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