Data Transparency Initiative

Victims/Alleged Victims

The CCRB collects data on five types of individuals associated with allegations of police misconduct:

  • A complainant is an individual who files a complaint that was neither subject to alleged misconduct nor a witness to the incident.
  • A complainant/victim is an individual who files a complaint and is subject to alleged misconduct.
  • A complainant/witness is an individual who files a complaint and witnessed, yet is not the subject of alleged misconduct.
  • A victim is an individual who is subject to alleged misconduct.
  • A witness is an individual who observes the alleged misconduct.

The forthcoming data will examine only victims or complainant/victims (i.e. all victims) of alleged police misconduct.

Note: Providing ethnic/racial, gender and age information is optional on complaint forms. Therefore, all the data in this section pertains to provided information.

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Race/Ethnicity of Victims/Alleged Victims
Outcome of Incident by Victims/Alleged Victims' Race/Ethnicity
SQF by Victims/Alleged Victims' Race/Ethnicity
Gender of Victims/Alleged Victims
Outcome of Incident by Victims/Alleged Victims' Gender
SQF by Victims/Alleged Victims' Gender
Age of Victims/Alleged Victims
Outcome of Incident by Victims/Alleged Victims' Age
SQF by Victims/Alleged Victims' Age

 


What is the race/ethnicity breakdown of victims and alleged victims in CCRB complaints?

 

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What is the outcome of the incident associated with complaints by the race/ethnicity of victims or alleged victims?



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How have complaints associated with stop, question, frisk or search of person (SQF) changed over time by the race/ethnicity of victims or alleged victims?


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What is the gender breakdown of victims and alleged victims associated with a CCRB complaint?



Note: In December 2015, the CCRB added an option to voluntarily disclose a non-binary gender identity when filing complaints.

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What is the outcome of the incident associated with complaints by the gender of victims or alleged victims?



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How have complaints associated with stop, question, frisk or search of person (SQF) changed over time by the gender of victims or alleged victims?


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What is the age range of victims or alleged victims in complaints received by the CCRB?

 


Note: A random sample was taken of victims and alleged victims that ranged in age from 1 to 10 years old. Many complaints originated from incidents where subject officers entered the victims’ residence and children were present.

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What is the age of victims or alleged victims by Ethnicity?



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What is outcome of the incident associated with complaints by the age of victims or alleged victims?



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How have complaints associated with stop, question, frisk or search of person (SQF) changed over time by the age of victims or alleged victims?


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