Police Use of Force Race-Based Data

The Anti-Racism Act, 2017 and its associated regulation and guidance require the Ministry of the Solicitor General to collect and analyze race-based data in police use of force.

These datasets include information extracted from provincially mandated police Use of Force Reports for incidents that occurred between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2022.

The technical report that accompanies the datasets provides a detailed description of how the data were collected; data quality concerns; data cleaning and validation; and data limitations. This information is essential for understanding how to analyse the data appropriately and interpret any results from analysis. The technical report also includes a discussion of how to improve the data and analysis in the future.

Additional information

Tags
Geographic coverage
Ontario, Police Services
Geography Breakdown
Municipality
Maintainer
Anti-Racism Strategy and Analysis Unit, Ministry of the Solicitor General
Author
Anti-Racism Strategy and Analysis Unit (ARSAU)/Business Intelligence and Insights Branch
Maintainer branch
Business Intelligence and Insights Branch
Last Validated Date
October 31, 2023
Update frequency
Yearly
Access instructions

None

Police Use of Force Race-Based Data

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Date range: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

  • CSV
    Use of Force – Detailed Dataset, 2020-2022 English [16.8 MiB]

    Last Updated: November 17, 2023

    This dataset provides information about provincially reportable police use of...

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  • CSV
    Use of Force - Aggregate Summary By Year, 2020-2022 English [9.7 KiB]

    Last Updated: October 19, 2023

    This file provides aggregated counts of the Use of Force Reports, broken-down...

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Supporting Files

  • XLSX
    Use of Force - Data Dictionary, 2020-2022 English and French [74.1 KiB]

    Last Updated: June 7, 2024

    Metadata and additional information for the 2020-2022 Use of Force Dataset.

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  • DOCX
    Use of Force Race-Based Data Technical Report, 2020-2022 English [2.2 MiB]

    Last Updated: October 19, 2023

    This technical report provides a background on the legislative context...

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  • DOCX
    Use of Force Race-Based Data Technical Report, 2020-2022 French [864.7 KiB]

    Last Updated: October 19, 2023

    This technical report provides a background on the legislative context...

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