hyung 3Prison Stats on Asian & Pacific Islanders:

– During the prison boom in the 1990s, the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) prison population grew 250% while the overall prison population grew by 77%.

– From 1999 to 2004, the API prison population rose by 30% while the white prison population rose by only 2.5%.

– The largest API ethnic groups in CA prisons are Vietnamese (22%), Filipinos (19.8%), Pacific Islanders (9.9%), and Laotians (8.5%).

– Several API groups in Oakland have very high arrest rates, including Samoans (who had the highest arrest rate of any racial/ethnic group in the city, 140 per 1,000), Cambodians (63 per 1,000), Laotians (52 per 1,000) and Vietnamese (28 per 1,000).

– Southeast Asian and Samoan youth in Alameda County also experience high rates of recidivism, with over 40% of Southeast Asians arrested in Oakland committing crimes of “greater seriousness” within two years.


SEARAC Deportation Resource Guide


AAPIP BMOC Report 2013

NCCD Under the Microscope Report

AAPIP Impact of Criminalization Report

Immigration and Incarceration Report

AAPIs Behind Bars Report