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  NCJ Number: NCJ 175703     Find in a Library
  Title: Police Departments in Large Cities, 1990-2000
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Brian A. Reaves Ph.D. ; Matthews J. Hickman
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 2002
  Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report describes trends from 1990 to 2000 among local police departments serving U.S. cities with 250,000 or more residents.
  Abstract: Comparisons are made in terms of number of sworn and civilian personnel, female and minority representation among sworn personnel, officer salaries, officer training and education requirements, operating budgets, UCR crime rates, computers and information systems, types of equipment used, type and number of vehicles, and types of special units. Among large city police departments, 1990-2000, changes included the number of residents served increased by 10 percent, resulting in a 7 percent increase in the number of full-time sworn personnel per 100,000 residents; the number of UCR violent crimes decreased 34 percent, the number of UCR property crimes decreased 31 percent, and the number of full-time local police officers increased 17 percent; the representation of Hispanics among officers increased from 9 percent to 14 percent in 2000, Blacks from 18 percent to 20 percent, and women from 12 percent to 16 percent; the percent of departments requiring new officers to have at least some college rose from 19 percent to 37 percent, and the percent requiring a 2-year or 4-year degree grew from 6 percent to 14 percent.
  Main Term(s): Police statistics
  Index Term(s): Police information systems ; Police education ; Crime Statistics ; Budgets ; Pay rates ; Police equipment ; Police personnel ; Specialized police operations ; Minority police ; Police personnel selection ; Police higher education
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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