BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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How many persons have contact with the police in a given year?

During 2011, over 62.9 million U.S. residents age 16 or older, or 26% of the population, had one or more contacts with police, such as calling to report a crime, being stopped in a moving vehicle, or being approached by an officer in a public place (street stop).


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