Deputy-Involved Shootings Statistics Data
These Data Files contain all Deputy-Involved Shooting Incidents which include the following: Hit Shooting Incidents, Non-Hit Shooting Incidents, Animal Shootings, Warning Shot Incidents, Unintentional Discharge Incidents and Shooting Incidents – Other. These are downloadable in various formats i.e. csv, pdf, xml, etc.
Department members may use deadly force in self defense or in the defense of others, only when they reasonably believe that death or serious physical injury is about to be inflicted upon themselves or others. Discharging a firearm at another human being is an application of deadly force and must, therefore, be objectively reasonable. All members shall view their duties in the context of safety for themselves and others, with an emphasis on respect, professionalism, and a reverence for human life, even when force is required.
Hit Shooting Incidents and Non-Hit Shooting Incidents
Hit Shooting Incident
An event consisting of one instance or related instances of shots (excluding stunbags) fired by a deputy(s) in which one or more deputies intentionally fire at and hit one or more people (including bystanders).
Non-Hit Shooting Incident
An event consisting of one instance or related instances of shots (excluding stunbags) fired by a deputy(s) in which one or more deputies intentionally fire at a person(s), but no one is hit.
Animal Shootings. Warning Shot Incidents. Unintentional Discharge Incidents and Shooting Incidents – Other
Warning Shot Incident
An event consisting of an instance of a deputy(s) intentionally firing a warning shot(s), including instances in which someone is hit by the round. Note that if a deputy fires a warning shot and then decides to fire at a person, the incident is classified as either a hit or non-hit shooting incident.
Animal Shooting Incident
An event in which a deputy(s) intentionally fires at an animal to protect himself/herself or the public or for humanitarian reasons, including instances in which a person is hit by the round.
An event in which a single deputy discharges a round accidentally, including instances in which someone is hit by the round. Note: If two deputies accidentally discharge rounds, each is considered a separate accidental discharge incident.
Person(s) Accidentally Struck by Gunfire. This section is a summary of the incidents in which a person was accidentally struck by gunfire when deputy(s) shot at an animal, had an unintentional discharge, fired a warning shot, or fired at an object, such as a vehicle’s tires.
Other Shooting Incidents
An event consisting of an instance or related instances of a deputy(s) intentionally firing a firearm but not at a person, excluding warning shots (e.g., car tire, street light, etc.) Note that if a deputy fires at an object and then decides to fire at a person. The incident is classified as either a hit or non-hit shooting incident.