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Police Misconduct Statistics

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Police Brutality / Misconduct StatisticsData
Unique reports of police misconduct tracked last year4,861
Number of sworn law enforcement officers involved6,613
Number of agency leaders such as chiefs or sheriffs involved354
Number of alleged victims involved6,826
Number of fatalities associated with tracked reports247
Estimated amount spent on misconduct related civil judgments and settlements excluding sealed settlements, court costs, and attorney fees$346,512,800
U.S. average police misconduct rate (Officers reported per 100,000 officers)977.98
Police Misconduct by typePercentage
Excessive Force23.8%
Sexual Misconduct9.3%
Fraud/Theft7.2%
False Arrest6.8%
Accountability5.8%
Drugs5.0%
Color of law4.8%
Domestic Violence4.7%
Raids/Searches4.6%
Assault4.5%
General4.3%
DUI4.2%
Cicil Right3.6%
Dishonesty3.2%
Auto2.6%
Bias1.5%
Animal Cruelty1.1%
Murder0.5%
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Reported Use of Excessing Force by Type (Last 12 Months)NumberPercentage
Physical89756.9%
Firearm23214.7%
Mixed20813.21%
Taser16610.6%
Chemical382.4%
Police dogs271.7%
Police vehicles60.4%
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. Department of Justice, PoliceMisconduct.net
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: February 19, 2017

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