Roughly 44 Percent Of Latino Males Get Arrested By Age 23, Study Shows

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Roughly 44 percent of Latino men are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they turn 23, according to a new study.

The reasons for the arrests – which can have long-term consequences when searching for jobs and applying for school and housing – ranged from underage drinking to violent assaults.

The study also found that nearly 50 percent of black men and 40 percent of white men are arrested by the time they are 23.

One of the authors of the study published this month in the journal "Crime & Delinquency" said the statistics could be useful in shaping policy so that people aren't haunted by arrests when they apply for jobs, schools or public housing.

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