Snapshot: the last 20 years of law enforcement activities in the United States Heading link
1,500,000 Civilians have been injured during contact with law enforcement.
8,768 At least 8,678 civilians have been killed by law enforcement officers.
300,000 Law enforcement officers have been injured after experiencing an assault on the job.
What we do Heading link
Our Law Enforcement Epidemiology Project aims to build a comprehensive surveillance system to better characterize the magnitude of civilian and law enforcement injuries that occur each year in the U.S. and to guide policy reform that addresses police use of force tactics and strategies to build community trust in the police.
Our latest reports Heading link
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Project Goals Heading link
Establish an active and sustainable surveillance program that will serve as a model for other states across the country.
Identify barriers to reporting.
Describe long-term impacts on individuals following an injury caused by law enforcement personnel.
Develop policy recommendations for police reform.