Police Use of Force Data, 1996: [United States]

Metadata Updated: August 18, 2021

In 1996, the Bureau of Justice Statistics sponsored a pretest of a survey instrument designed to compile data on citizen contacts with police, including contacts in which police use force. The survey, which involved interviews (both face-to-face and by phone) carried out by the United States Census Bureau, was conducted as a special supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), an ongoing household survey of the American public that elicits information concerning recent crime victimization experiences. Questions asked in the supplement covered reasons for contact with police officer(s), characteristics of the officer, weapons used by the officer, whether there were any injuries involved in the confrontation between the household member and the officer, whether drugs were involved in the incident, type of offense the respondent was charged with, and whether any citizen action was taken. Demographic variables include race, sex, and age.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 18, 2021

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 18, 2021
Publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics
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Identifier 267
Data First Published 1998-01-13T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 1998-01-13T00:00:00
Public Access Level public
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