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  NCJ Number: NCJ 191548     Find in a Library
  Title: Characteristics of Drivers Stopped by Police, 1999
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Erica Leah Schmitt ; Patrick A. Langan Ph.D. ; Matthew R. Durose
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 2002
  Page Count: 20
  Annotation: This study provides data on the nature and characteristics of traffic stops, as collected in the 1999 Police-Public Contact Survey.
  Abstract: Tables present detailed demographic characteristics of the 19.3 million drivers stopped by police in 1999. Drivers stopped one time over a 12-month period and drivers stopped two or more times are compared across categories of gender, age, and race/ethnicity. The report also examines driver responses regarding the traffic stop, speeding, searches conducted by police, arrest, and use of force. Highlights include the following: (1) males (70.3 percent) stopped for speeding were more likely to be ticketed than females (66.5 percent); (2) approximately 422,000 persons age 16 or older said the police used or threatened to use force against them at least once during 1999; and (3) in 1999, 6.6 percent of traffic stops involved a search of the driver, the vehicle, or both.
  Main Term(s): Surveys ; Traffic offenses ; Traffic units
  Index Term(s): Auto related offenses ; Traffic law enforcement ; Attitude measurement
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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