MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) _ A Manchester police report says male motorists were more likely than women to be pulled over by police last year and black motorists were overrepresented compared with white people behind the wheel.

The Journal Inquirer reports ( ) that Chief Marc Montminy said Tuesday about 72 percent of drivers stopped in town were white and 22 percent were black. The remaining 6 percent comprised other minority drivers.

The report says black drivers are overrepresented by 10 percent compared with the town’s population. Black residents make up about 12.3 percent of Manchester’s population and account for 22.3 percent of motor vehicle stops.

Montminy says it doesn’t necessarily show police bias because officers are often deployed to poor, higher-crime areas with larger minority populations.

Men are stopped nearly 27 percent more often than women.
Information from: Journal Inquirer,

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