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Race, Policing, and Protest: A Resource Guide

About Police Use of Force Statistics

At this time there is no national requirement to report police use of force statistics, so many efforts to track these statistics come from journalists, academics and activists.

Participation by state and local police agencies in federal government efforts to collect data on police use of force are voluntary. These federal efforts have had low participation for a variety of reasons.

The sources below include current statistics, as well as legacy efforts to track these statistics.

Police Use of Force Statistics

Below are the most recent and comprehensive attempts to gather statistics on police use of force.

Legacy Efforts to Track Police Use of Force Incidents

Below are legacy efforts to track incidents of police use of force.

General Sources for Statistics & Data