Use of Force Data: 2017 Totals

  • 54,284 total incidents January 1, 2017- December 31, 2017
  • 609 custodial arrests
  • 105 incidents involving response to resistance (note: not all response to resistance involves a custodial arrest)
  • 0.19 % of total incidents involved a response to resistance

The racial/ethnic breakdown for use-of-force incidents reported for 2017 is: 69% Caucasian; 23% Black; 3% Asian; 1% Native American; 4% Hispanic.


The breakdown for the method of force reported for 2017 is: 47% no weapon used (may include holds, strikes, pressure points, etc.); 3% Taser discharge; 10% firearm drawn; 28% Medical Direction Weaponless (force used at the direction of a medical professional to control a resistive patient for medical purposes); 9% Taser drawn; 2% Less Lethal Firearm; 1% OC Drawn.


The breakdown for the time of day in which use-of-force incidents were reported for 2017 is: 6% between 6 am and noon; 18% between noon and 6pm; 30% between 6PM-Midnight; and 47% between Midnight and 6am.