BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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

During 2018, an estimated 61.5 million U.S. residents age 16 or older, or 24% of the population, had one or more contacts with police. This includes 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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