The Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS), was designed by
the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to document contacts between
police and the public that culminated in police using force. The 2002
survey was conducted as a supplement to the National Crime
Victimization Survey (NCVS). To date, the PPCS has been conducted
three times by BJS. The first survey -- described in the BJS
publication, "Police Use of Force: Collection of National Data" (NCJ
165040) -- documented levels of contacts with police during 1996. The
second survey -- described in "Contacts Between Police and the Public:
Findings from the 1999 National Survey" (NCJ 184957) -- recorded
police-citizen contacts in 1999. These data are archived in
POLICE-PUBLIC CONTACT SURVEY, 1999: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 3151). The
third survey -- described here under the title "Contacts Between
Police and the Public: Findings From the 2002 National Survey" (NCJ
207845) -- covered interactions between police and the public in 2002.
The results of this survey are contained in this data collection.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Police-Public Contact Survey, 2002 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-08-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04273.v1
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This data collection may not be used for any purpose
other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to
learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited.