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NCJ Number: NCJ 180776     Find in a Library
Title: Traffic Stop Data Collection Policies for State Police, 1999
Author(s): Kevin J. Strom ; Matthew R. Durose
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2000
Page Count: 2
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides findings from the 1999 Survey of State Police Agencies Information Inventory.
Abstract: Discussed are the circumstances under which demographic data are collected for traffic-related contacts and violations. The survey also asked if the data collected was stored in an electronically accessible format. At midyear 1999, 9 of the Nation's 49 State law enforcement agencies whose primary duties included highway patrol reported requiring officers to report demographic information on the driver or passengers for all traffic stops. Thirty-one agencies reported collecting the race/ethnicity of drivers receiving traffic-related citations. Fifteen State agencies recorded the driver's race/ethnicity if officers conducted a vehicle or occupant search. A majority of the States that collected racial/ethnic information from traffic stops maintained these data electronically.
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Data collection devices ; Police information systems ; State police ; Data collection ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Vehicle stops
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Fact Sheet, February 2000
   
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