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BLM and Anti-Racism Resources: Statistics

Statistics & Data: Policing and Incarceration

Find statistics and surveys related to law enforcement

​​​​​​​Incarceration trends in America

​​​​​​​Many links to raw data and how to think about using statistics in reporting

​​​​​​​A database compiling facts about encounters between police and civilians that involve use of force. It is not comprehensive but is robust.

​​​​​​​The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research provides datasets for analysis of historic trends in police use of force and community relations.

​​​​​​​Every town or city where a George Floyd / Black Lives Matter protest, action, or vigil has occurred since May 25, 2020

​​​​​​​Federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. The database contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports; books; research reports; journal articles; and unpublished research.

​​​​​​​Database of all reported uses of force by police in New Jersey from 2012-2016, including the race and sex of arrestees.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Access use of force policies and related documents for the 100 largest U.S. city police departments.