BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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How many persons had contact with police in 2018?
In 2018, about 61.5 million U.S. residents age 16 or older had one or more contacts with police duri...  Read More

What types of police contact were included in the Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS)?
The types of contact in the PPCS include those initiated by residents, those initiated by police, an...  Read More

What are the characteristics of persons who come into contact with the police for different reasons?
A higher percentage of males (13%) than females (10%) experienced police-initiated contacts in 2018....  Read More

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