Citizen Complaints about
Police Use of Force

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Law enforcement statistics at BJS

Background on police use of force data collection efforts at BJS

LEMAS data on citizen complaints about officer use of force

Preliminary data (n~800)

Force complaints per 100 full-time sworn

Force complaints per 100 officers and per 10,000 residents, by population served

Force complaint dispositions

Force complaint dispositions:
with and without internal affairs unit

Benefits of the LEMAS platform


Reports and data

Contact information:

Matt Hickman
Bureau of Justice Statistics
(202) 353-1631