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Pub. Type:
Report
Title:
Contacts between Police and the Public, 2008
Subtitle/Series Name:
Special Report
Abstract:
Presents findings from a nationally representative survey of nearly 60,000 residents age 16 or older about their contact with police during the 12 months prior to the interview. Interviews were conducted between July 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008 as a supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). This report offers detailed information on face-to-face contacts with the police, including the reason for and outcome of the contact, resident opinion on police behavior during the contact, and whether police used or threatened use of force during the contact. The report describes the demographic characteristics of residents involved in traffic stops and incidents in which the police used force. It also provides comparative analysis with prior survey findings.
Issue/No.:
NCJ 234599
Producer:
United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Place of Production:
Washington, DC

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