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CBP issues Use of Force Statistics for Fiscal Year 2018

  1. Date Announced

    April 6, 2018

    According to CBP statistics on use of force, "singular uses of force by CBP law enforcement personnel in FY18 were 8 percent lower than FY17; however, incidents involving use of force were up 16 percent. Incidents involving assaults on CBP agents and officers increased 22 percent from FY17 to FY18, but singular assaults decreased 6 percent. Use of force involving firearms has dropped over the years from a high of 55 in FY12 to a low of 15 in FY18, a 73 percent decrease." [ID #312]

  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 6, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Data and Reports
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP

  1. Associated or Derivative Policies

Commentary

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