UWPD Use of Force Data

Each quarter, UWPD analyzes use of force (also called “response to resistance”), because encountering some type of resistance from the person is what causes the officer to use force. It is vital to review these responses to resistance to identify potential areas for improvement and areas in which enhanced training or policy adaptations are needed.

The following three charts describe incidents of persons resisting officers during the 1st quarter of 2016. The first chart provides a racial breakdown of persons resisting officers; the second chart shows the types of force used; and the third chart shows the time of day when these incidents occurred.

2016: 3rd Quarter Data
2016: 2nd Quarter Data
2016: 1st Quarter Data

2015: 4th Quarter Data