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Contacts between Police and Public: Findings from the 1999 National Survey

NCJ Number
184957
Date Published
March 2001
Author(s)
Patrick A. Langan, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics; Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Steven K. Smith, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics; Matthew R. Durose, Bureau of Justice Statistics; David J. Levin, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Presents data on the nature and characteristics of citizen contacts with the police over a 12-month period.
Abstract

Presents data on the nature and characteristics of citizen contacts with the police over a 12-month period. Findings are provided from a nationally representative survey of nearly 90,000 residents age 16 or older. Detailed information is presented on face-to-face contacts with the police including traffic stops, arrests, handcuffing and incidents of police use-of-force. Discusses relevance of the findings to the issue of racial profiling. The report provides demographic characteristics of citizens and police officers involved in traffic stops and use of force encounters.

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