San Jose Police Department Use of Force Analysis

thumbnail image linking to report In an effort to make comprehensive use of force data available to the public and build community trust, the San Jose Police Department contracted with Police Strategies LLC to conduct an extensive analysis of the Department's use of force incidents occurring in 2015-2017 [Download The 2015-2017 Report]

Below are three interactive dashboards, which allow you to query the Department's use of force data. By clicking on any of the elements of a dashboard, the remaining charts, graphs, and maps will be changed to match that element. For example, by clicking on the “female” portion of the “Suspect Gender” pie chart, the other charts on that dashboard will change to display the results for female suspects only. Holding down the Ctrl button allows you to select and filter multiple data elements at the same time. To deselect an element, click on the element again or click on the white area just outside the graph or chart. Some boxes have a [±] sign near the bottom of the box; when you click on the [±] sign, additional information is provided to the user. 

If you hover the cursor over an element of a dashboard, you will receive additional information regarding that element. In some cases, you will see “% of Total: X% vs. Y%.” The “X%” is the percentage of uses of force for the sample you have selected. The “Y%” is the percentage of all uses of force for the Department. For example, if you select “female” suspects and then hover over the “white” section of “Suspect Race” pie chart, you will see the following: “% of Total: 27% vs. 18%.” This means 27% of female suspects are white compared to 18% of the total number of suspects (male and female).

For additional information, please contact the SJPD Research and Development Unit at 408-277-5200. 

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