What Looks Like Profiling Might Just Be Good Policing — which should be fairly obvious:
In Los Angeles, crime rates are in fact lopsided. In 2001, blacks committed 41% of all robberies, according to victims’ descriptions given to the LAPD, though they constitute only 11% of the city’s population. Robbery victims named whites, who make up 30% of the population, 4% of the time, while Latinos, 46% of the population, were identified as the assailant in 45% of such crimes. The figures for aggravated assault and rape are similarly skewed.