Police crime

This article summarizes one of the first-ever studies of crimes committed by police. Analysis of news reports since 2005 indicates that about 1,000 police are arrested each year for a variety of offenses, with a 72% conviction rate. The numbers are higher than previously expected, but still far lower than the arrest rate of the general population. The full report can be found here.

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5 Responses to “Police crime”

  1. Gunther Says:

    Any chance of getting information of police officers being arrested from 2011 or before 2005?

  2. Gary Cordner Says:

    I think the article indicates that the researchers have continued to collect the data since 2011 and the article reflects some of that. Hopefully they will continue to publish updates, or someone else will. As for pre-2005, I don’t think it’s been collected.

  3. Frank Morris, Ed.D, Pima CC AJS in Tucson Says:

    Arizona POST publishes an Integrity Bulletin. That could be a possible resource for crimes and research. However, because so many officers probably retire/resign in lieu of official department action, this research will continue to be challenging.

  4. Gunther Says:

    Another problem is that in some states, officers can leave their departments in lieu of official department action and still be allowed to be employed at other police agencies. On the PINAC website, they have some stories about cops leaving one department under a cloud of allegations; however, due to some quirky state laws, it would be held against them when applying for other police departments.

  5. Gunther Says:

    “however, due to some quirky state laws, it would be held against them when applying for other police departments”

    i meant to say that it would NOT be held against them when they apply for other police departments.

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