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NCJ Number: 237333 Find in a Library
Title: Ohio Arrest-Related Deaths 2008-2010
Author(s): Monica Ellis
Date Published: December 2011
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Ohio Dept of Public Safety
Columbus, OH 43218-2081
Grant Number: 2011-BJ-CX-K002
Sale Source: Ohio Dept of Public Safety
Charles D. Shipley Building
1970 West Broad Street
P.O. Box 182081
Columbus, OH 43218-2081
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data on Ohio’s arrest-related deaths for 2008-2010 address manner of death, decedent characteristics, manner of death in relation to decedent characteristics, incident circumstances, and characteristics of the law enforcement agencies involved.
Abstract: For the purposes of this report, an “arrest-related death” (ARD) falls into one of four descriptive categories. First, it includes deaths that occur before law enforcement personnel establish physical custody or before a formal arrest process is initiated. Second, it includes deaths that occur while attempting to elude law enforcement personnel during the course of apprehension. Third, it includes any death caused by use of force by State or local law enforcement personnel, as well as those not directly related to actions of law enforcement personnel (suicide, accidental injury, and illness or natural causes). Fourth, it includes deaths that involve law enforcement assistance in restraining and transporting individuals needing medical or mental health care. Note that ARDs do not include deaths that occur in a jail or other long-term facility and deaths that occur in the custody of Federal law enforcement officers. From 2008 through 2010, there were 88 ARDs in Ohio. Homicide by law enforcement personnel accounted for 61 (69 percent) of these deaths. Suicide accounted for approximately 24 percent of the ARDs. Accidental injury caused by the decedent or others on the crime/arrest scene accounted for approximately 5 percent of all reported ARDs. Ninety-six percent of the decedents were men. Fifty-eight percent of the decedents were White, and 40 percent were Black. Persons between the ages of 25 and 34 accounted for 33 percent of the deaths; 24 percent of the death involved decedents between 35 and 44 years old. All data are broken down by Ohio counties. Extensive tables and a data-collection form
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; BJS Grant-related Documents; Fatalities; Ohio
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