"From 2002 to 2011, an annual average of 44 million persons age 16 or older had one or more face-toface contacts with police. Of those who had contact, 1.6% experienced the threat or use of nonfatal force by the police during their most recent contact.1 About 75% of those with force (1.2% of persons with police contact) perceived the force as excessive. A greater percentage of non-Hispanic blacks (2.8%) than non-Hispanic whites (1.0%) and Hispanics (1.4%) experienced excessive nonfatal force by police during their contact (figure 1).
This report examines the prevalence, circumstance, and
characteristics of incidents in which police threatened or
used nonfatal force and whether these factors varied across
resident race and Hispanic origin..."
Police and nonfatal force