There are no official statistics on crime committed by sworn law enforcement officers, and the public is generally without the ability to research the incidence and prevalence of police crime in their own communities. The Police Crime database is designed to fill that gap, and provides internet-based public access to summary information on 8,006 criminal arrest cases during years 2005-2012 involving 6,596 sworn officers who were charged with one or more crimes. The arrested officers were employed by 2,830 nonfederal law enforcement agencies located in 1,302 counties and independent cities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This research poster was presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences on February 16, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Stinson, Philip M. and Murray, Kathleen Y., "Introducing the Police Crime Database" (2018). Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 89.
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences