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Charge Statistics
FY 1992 Through FY 1996

The number for total charges reflects the number of individual charge filings. Because individuals often file charges claiming multiple types of discrimination, the number of total charges for any given fiscal year will be less than the total of the ten types of discrimination listed.

The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information, and Planning from EEOC's Charge Data System - quarterly reconciled Data Summary Reports, and the national data base.


FY 1992  FY 1993  FY 1994  FY 1995  FY 1996 
Total Charges 72,302 87,942 91,189 87,529 77,990
Race 29,548 31,695 31,656 29,986 26,287
40.9% 36.0% 34.8% 34.3% 33.8%
Sex 21,796 23,919 25,860 26,181 23,813
30.1% 27.2% 28.4% 29.9% 30.6%
National Origin 7,434 7,454 7,414 7,035 6,687
10.3% 8.5% 8.1% 8.0% 8.6%
Religion 1,388 1,449 1,546 1,581 1,564
1.9% 1.6% 1.7% 1.8% 2.0%
Color 374 461 413 700 832
0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.8% 1.1%
Retaliation - All Statutes 11,096 13,814 15,853 17,070 16,080
15.3% 15.7% 17.4% 19.5% 20.6%
Retaliation - Title VII only 10,499 12,644 14,415 15,342 14,412
14.5% 14.4% 15.8% 17.5% 18.5%
Age 19,573 19,809 19,618 17,416 15,719
27.1% 22.5% 21.5% 19.9% 20.2%
Disability *1,048 15,274 18,859 19,798 18,046
1.4% 17.4% 20.7% 22.6% 23.1%
Equal Pay Act 1,294 1,328 1,381 1,275 969
1.8% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.2%

* EEOC began enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1992.

Current Data