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Arrest Ethnicity Definitions


Ethnicity Definitions according to Texas Department of Public Safety:


Ethnicity Definition
White A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.
Black A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
American Indian or Alaskan Native A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.
Asian or Pacific Islander A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands. This area includes, for example, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.
Hispanic A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.