NCGVR Moves Closer to Selecting Projects for 2020 Funding Round
Mar 11, 2020
A national survey of law enforcement agencies will determine the number of police officer-involved shootings—both shootings by officers of civilians and instances of officers being shot at—over the last 20 years, and the factors associated with these shootings.
Expand the evidence base on police officer-involved shootings in the United States by answering three research questions:
Despite widespread concern regarding officer use of deadly force and officer safety, most of what we know about officer-involved shootings is based on sporadic research involving a few cities or surveys of news accounts. To better guide policy and practices for protecting police and the public, this survey will provide the best current information on the number of officer-involved shootings, their circumstances, and organizational policies that may be associated with them.