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Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS)

Contacts between Police and the Public, 2008

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011                             Contact: Kara McCarthy (202) 307-1241
HTTP://WWW.BJS.GOV/ After hours: (202) 598-0556

CONTACTS BETWEEN POLICE AND THE PUBLIC DECLINED FROM 2002 TO 2008

Requests for Police Assistance, 2011

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013                          Contact: Kara McCarthy (202) 307-1241
HTTP://WWW.BJS.GOV/ After hours: (202) 598-9320

STUDY FINDS SOME RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN PERCEPTIONS OF POLICE BEHAVIOR DURING CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC

Police Use of Force

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1997          202/307-0784

        
ONE IN FIVE U.S. RESIDENTS IN CONTACT WITH
POLICE DURING YEAR


     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An estimated 45 million
United States residents--one in five--have some
sort of face-to-face contact with law
enforcement officers annually, according to a
new Justice Department study.  Among those with
such contacts, a third seek police help or offer
assistance.  Another third witness a crime or
report a crime to law enforcement officers.

Contacts between Police and the Public, 2005

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SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007 Contact: Stu Smith 202/307-0784
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs After hours: 301-983-9354

POLICE STOP WHITE, BLACK AND HISPANIC DRIVERS AT SIMILAR RATES ACCORDING TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REPORT

WASHINGTON—An estimated 19 percent (43.5 million) of U.S.

Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS)

The Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS) provides detailed information on the characteristics of persons who had some type of contact with police during the past year, including those who contacted the police to report a crime or were pulled over in a traffic stop. The PPCS interviews a nationally representative sample of residents age 16 or older as a supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The survey provides information with which to examine citizens' perceptions of police behavior and response during these encounters.