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State Police Traffic Stop Data Collection Procedures

Data Collection Status
1999, 2001, 2004
Latest Data Available
Data Experts
Kevin Scott, Ph.D., BJS Statistician
Collection Period
1999, 2001, 2004
Collected data from state law enforcement agencies with traffic patrol responsibility about their policies for recording race and ethnicity data for persons in traffic stops. Basic information was obtained on the circumstances under which demographic data were collected for traffic-related stops and whether this information was stored in an electronically accessible format. The data collection was not designed to obtain available agency databases containing traffic-stop records.

Date Created: May 18, 2009