Use of Force Data: 2019 Totals

  • 74,646 total incidents January 1, 2019- December 31, 2019
  • 559 custodial arrests
  • 125 incidents involving response to resistance (note: not all response to resistance involves a custodial arrest)
  • 0.17% of total incidents involved a response to resistance

The racial/ethnic breakdown for use-of-force incidents reported for 2019 is: 53% Caucasian; 40% Black; 4% Asian; 3% Hispanic.


The breakdown for the method of force reported for 2019 is: 39% no weapon used (may include holds, strikes, pressure points, etc.); 28% firearm drawn; 1% firearm discharged (dispatched an animal); 11% Taser drawn; 1% Taser discharged; 2%  less lethal; 1% OC deployed; 17% Medical Direction Weaponless (force used at the direction of a medical professional to control a resistive patient for medical purposes).


The breakdown for the time of day in which use-of-force incidents were reported for 2019 is: 30% between 6 am and noon; 8% between noon and 6pm; 22% between 6PM-Midnight; and 40% between Midnight and 6am.