In 2015, 47% of the violent crimes and 35% of the property crimes tracked by the Bureau of Justice Statistics were reported to police.
Here's how police view their jobs, key issues and recent fatal encounters between blacks and police, according to our new survey of nearly 8,000 sworn officers.
Hispanics are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in local U.S. police departments. Here are key findings about how Latino officers see their jobs.
About a quarter of all officers say they have ever fired their service weapon while on the job. Are some more likely than others to have fired their weapon in the line of duty?
Among the challenges U.S. police officers perceive on the job is a widespread feeling that police are mistreated by the media.
The public and the police differ on issues ranging from an assault rifle ban to racial progress in the U.S., but their views align on other issues.
Female police officers sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences.
Republicans and Democrats have vastly different opinions about how well police do their jobs and the realities of policing today.
On some subjects, racial differences among the police are considerably more pronounced than they are among the public as a whole.
A new Pew Research Center nationwide survey of 7,917 police officers focuses on a wide range of topics about policing, including how police view their jobs, officers’ experiences in the field and how these fatal encounters have impacted the way they do their jobs.