Graph showing women’s share of arrests, women’s share of police encounters that involve the use or threat of force has increased significantly since 1999.

Data Source: Calculated from the estimates reported in the Bureau of Justice Statistics Contacts Between Police and the Public reports based on 1999 and 2015 survey data. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2019)

This graph originally appeared in Policing Women: Race and gender disparities in police stops, searches, and use of force.

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