More aggressive policing policies in Ohio and around the country have led to a significant increase in the number of young people being arrested. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from the RAND Corporation after studying information compiled over several decades from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. The data suggests that Americans between the ages of 26 and 35 today are 3.6 times more likely to have been taken into custody by police than those who are older than 66.
The researchers noticed especially pronounced increases in arrests among women and white men. The rate at which white men are arrested has almost tripled in the last few decades according to the RAND study. The number of women arrested before they celebrated their 26th birthday rose from just 1 percent to one in seven during the period studied. The researchers observed increases in both arrests and multiple arrests in every demographic group.