Citizen Complaints about
Police Use of Force

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

www.ojp.usdoj.gov/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

Limitations

Reports and data

Contact information:

Matt Hickman
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Matthew.Hickman@usdoj.gov
(202) 353-1631