U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 15: Police Week

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

POLICE WEEK

Profile AmericaMonday, May 15th. This week, we honor those public servants we too often take for granted, if not regarding them with wariness. But we owe much their service, especially the peace and safety of our neighborhoods and roads. It’s National Police Week, signed into law in 1962 by President John Kennedy to acknowledge the service and its associated dangers. The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum in Titusville, Florida, notes that over 9,000 police officers have died in the line of duty. In 2015, there were nearly 1.2 million violent crimes committed, and more than 10 million property crimes. Confronting this lawbreaking are some 12,000 local police departments nationwide, staffed by around 214,000 police and sheriff’s patrol officers, detectives and supervisors. Profile America is beginning its 21st year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Sources:
Police Week/accessed 3/14/2017:
www.policeweek.org/ 
Violent crimes/accessed 3/14/2017:
www.fbi.gov/news/stories/latest-crime-statistics-released 
Property crimes/accessed 3/14/2017:
https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2015/crime-in-the-u.s.-2015/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/property-crime 
Local PDs/accessed 3/14/2017:
www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=71 
Law enforcement employment:
https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/B24121

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Audio” in the “Library” pull-down menu). 

 

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