Arrests, Use of Force and Stop Data, Admin Code 96A

Law Enforcement Reporting Requirements, Admin Code Sec 96A

In 2016, the City and County of San Francisco passed an ordinance establishing Administrative Code Sec. 96A, Law Enforcement Reporting Requirements. Section 96A.3 of the code includes specific requirements for how the San Francisco Police Department reports Stops, Searches, Arrests and Use of Force.

Under Sec. 96A.3, SFPD shall provide a quarterly report to the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, the Police Commission and the Human Rights Commission.

Per this requirement, reports included the following:

- Stop Data 

  • Collected via the California Department of Justice Stop Data Collection System (SDCS). For purposes of reporting stop, search and associated demographic data, the report draws upon definitions provided by the state as part of AB953’s regulatory implementation.

- Use of Force 

  • The total number of Uses of Force;
  • The total number of Uses of Force that resulted in death to the person on whom an Officer used force; and
  • The total number of Uses of Force broken down by race or ethnicity, age, and sex;

- Arrests 

  • The total number; and
  • The total number broken down by race or ethnicity, age, and sex.

- Department of Police Accountability Data on Alleged Bias related complaints 

For more information, click on Administrative Code Section 96A (PDF), Administrative Code – Mandating Data Collection and Reporting of Detentions and Traffic Stops

Admin Code 96A Reports

2020 3rd Quarter and future reports on Arrests, Use of Force and Stop Data will be available in the SFPD Quarterly Activity & Data Report page. For Reports issued in compliance with Administrative Code 96A previous to 2020 3rd Quarter, select from below:

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