data

Data Dashboards

Data is at the center of understanding and addressing systemic racism. The Racial Justice Alliance remains committed to advocating for the continuous and consistent collection of racially disaggregated data across all state and local systems.

For far too long have Black and Brown folks urged the collection of data for the purposes of merely advancing a discussion on systemic racism beyond that which is anecdotal. The discussion is different now. Making progress towards parity demands an iterative approach involving data analysis and impactful policy that eradicates systemic racism informed by reliable data. Now more than ever, we have the ability to gather the data required to advance the anti-racism work of the future.

Criminal Justice

Vehicle stops are one of the most common ways people have interactions with the police. Since 2014 Vermont law enforcement agencies have been required to gather information about traffic stops including race, gender and age of the driver. Analysis of this data can reveal racial disparities.

Compare and contrast the Use of Force practices of the Burlington and Rutland police forces.

Explore the difference in charges, bail, and more in the Burlington area from 2017 to 2019.

Health and Wellness

Look at both the Behavioral Risk Surveys for Youth and Adults showing significant racial disparities affect physical and mental wellness.

View the racial disparities of COVID infections, testing, and deaths from the Vermont Health Departments website.

Wealth, Land, and Home Ownership

View racial differences in Vermont unemployment for the five years from 2015 through 2019. 

See racial disparities in Vermont poverty rates for
2015 through 2019. 

These charts show differences by race in the number of among Vermonters with Bachelor’s degrees.

One way to measure the economic wellbeing of Vermont residents by race is to observe the percentage of housing units occupied by owners and by renters.