Baltimore Police Department

Dataset: Use of Force Incidents

Last Updated December 11, 2018

The information in this dataset is taken from incident reports in BPD's nine patrol districts. Details of past incidents may change over time based upon further investigation, administrative process, or when human or mechanical error is discovered and corrected. Please contact BPD if you have any questions.

Fields included in this dataset and their definitions:

Field Information

Id

A unique identifier for a given incident. A single incident may contain multiple uses of force, officers, and residents. When that is the case, there will be multiple rows of data for one incident.

Case Number

The case number of the incident.

Occurred Date

The date that the incident occurred.

Received Date

The date that the report of the incident was received.

Completed Date

The date that the investigation of the incident was completed.

Assignment

The officer's assignment at the time of the incident.

Use of Force Reason

The reason the officer used force.

Officer Force Type

The type of force that was used by the officer in the incident.

Service Type

The reason for the interaction.

Arrest Made

Whether the resident was arrested as part of the incident.

Arrest Charges

If the resident was arrested as part of the incident, what they were charged with.

Resident Injured

TRUE if the resident was injured during the incident, FALSE if the resident was not injured.

Resident Hospitalized

TRUE if the resident was hospitalized during the incident, FALSE if the resident was not hospitalized.

Resident Condition

Injuries the resident sustained, if any.

Officer Injured

TRUE if the officer was injured during the incident, FALSE if the officer was not injured.

Officer Hospitalized

TRUE if the officer was hospitalized during the incident, FALSE if the officer was not hospitalized.

Officer Condition

Injuries the officer sustained, if any.

Resident Identifier

An identifier, unique to a single incident, for a resident.

Resident Race

The resident's race.

Resident Sex

The resident's gender.

Resident Age

The resident's age at the time of the incident.

Officer Race

The officer's race.

Officer Sex

The officer's gender.

Officer Age

The officer's age at the time of the incident.

Officer Years of Service

The number of years the officer had been employed at the time of the incident.

Officer Identifier

A unique identifier for an individual officer.