A Comparison of Deadly Force Statistics From the NCHS and FBI.
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Following Sherman and Langworthys examination of the vital statistics and private data from police agencies, this work examines the differences between data for justifiable homicides by police using the supplementary homicide reports from the FBI and the mortality detail file from the National Center for Health Statistics NCHS. The FBI data captured over 27 more cases than the NCHS data for the period I976-l99O. Additionally, variations in the number of cases captured from state to state followed predictable patterns when using variables emphasizing state size, such as population, general fund expenditure or state and local expenditures for police, as the independent variable.
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