Montana’s Use-of-Force Data Collection Portal
The National Use-of-Force Data Collection is a component of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The goal of the Use-of-Force Data Collection is to produce a national picture of the trends and characteristics of uses of force by law enforcement officers. The Use-of-Force system will provide a centralized repository for designated local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement representatives to submit Use-of-Force data on circumstances of incidents, as well as individuals and officers involved.
How does the FBI define Use-of-Force?
Did this incident result in…
- The death of a person due to law enforcement Use-of-Force?
- The serious bodily injury of person due to law enforcement Use-of-Force?
- The discharge of a firearm by law enforcement at or in the direction of a person that did not otherwise result in death or *serious bodily injury?
*The definition of serious bodily injury is based in part on 18 United States Code 2246 (4) and means “bodily injury that involves a substantial risk of death, unconsciousness, protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty.”
If you were able to select any of the above categories, please proceed to the instructions on how to report the incident.
When do I report?
Incidents should be reported as soon as possible after the incident to improve the accuracy of the data. The initial details explained in the next segment should be reported within 48 hours of the incident.