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NCJ Number: 119220 Find in a Library
Title: Police Departments in Large Cities, 1987
Author(s): B A Reaves
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
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National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents findings based on a survey of 59 general purpose municipal police departments in United States cities with a 1987 population of 250,000 or more.
Abstract: These police departments employed 2.3 sworn officers per 1,000 residents in 1987, compared to 2.4 in 1977. The number of sworn officers employed per square mile of land area served averaged 15 in 1987, down from 16 a decade earlier. During the same time period, the average rate of serious violent and property crimes increased 22 percent. Other findings include: all departments reported extensive use of computers and operation of special units for community crime prevention; full-time sworn officers worked an average of 78 hours of overtime; and, the departments required an average of nearly 1,100 hours of training for each new officer. An average of 9 percent of the full-time sworn officers were female, 14 percent were black, and 8 percent were Hispanic. 17 tables, 6 references.
Main Term(s): Police department surveys
Index Term(s): Police research; Urban area studies
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report
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