Phoenix Police Transparency

Phoenix Police Transparency

Officer Pointed Gun at Person Dashboard

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Welcome to the Phoenix Police Department Officer Pointed Gun at Person (PGP) Dashboard

The Phoenix Police Department (PPD) is committed to serving and protecting each person in our community while treating everyone with dignity and respect. Part of that commitment, and our pledge towards increased transparency, is providing community members with access to data regarding interactions between officers and the community.

Officer Pointed Gun at Person (PGP) incident and demographic charts from January 1, 2021 through 90 days prior to the 1st day of the current month are available to explore below. The Full Dataset is available on the city’s Open Data Portal. Dashboards specific to Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) and Use of Force (UOF) are also available.

Every interaction with police is unique. Data alone cannot capture an officer’s training, experience, or the totality of the circumstances of that moment; however, data does provide trends we can learn from. We encourage you to review the data as a partner in our efforts to better inform and serve you each and every day.

How Pointed Gun at Person (PGP) is Counted

Agencies across the country capture PGP incidents in different ways. The Phoenix Police Department documents PGP at the incident, event, and individual level.

Please be mindful when reviewing and comparing data across agencies. Each chart includes a narrative to explain how counts are represented.

Illustration of text showing relative counts of PGPs to calls for service

On Average, how often do PGPs Occur?

In 2021, Phoenix Police officers responded to approximately 819,000 calls for service (668,901citizen-generated and 150,383 officer-initiated). Only .4% of these calls resulted in a PGP with an individual.

Pointed Gun at Person (PGP) Incidents by Year

Incidents may involve more than one individual and/or officer. This chart provides the unique count of PGP incidents each year starting in 2021.

Note: The chart count represents the incident level and not the individual citizen.

Pointed Gun at Person (PGP) Incidents by Police Precinct

This chart shows the number and percentage of PGP incidents by Phoenix police precint for each year starting in 2021.

Note: Phoenix police precincts vary in geographic size. The proportion of PGPs across each police precinct is not expected to be equivalent.

Pointed Gun at Person (PGP) Individuals by Year

This chart provides the unique count of individuals involved in PGP incidents each year starting in 2021.

Initial Charge Category for Individuals by Year

This chart shows the charge category for individuals involved in a PGP incident. For simplicity, if multiple charges were filed against the individual, only the highest charge is shown.

Individual Demographics

Not all individuals in a city’s population have the same likelihood of involvement in a police incident. For example, when comparing demographic percentages for the population and demographic percentages for crime data, we do not expect the percentages to match. For additional context, provides demographic information for the City of Phoenix and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Data Explorer provides demographic information for crime.

Age Group of Individuals

Gender of Individuals

Race/Ethnicity* of Individuals

*To create the simplified race/ethnicity grouping utilized in the charts, individuals with an ethnicity entered as 'Hispanic' are included in the 'Hispanic' category, regardless of the race entered. Individuals with 'Black or African American' entered even if a blend such as Black/ White or American Indian/Black are included in the 'Black or African American' category. Individuals listed as Asian, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Other Blend, Etc., or with an unknown race, are grouped in the 'Other' category. Individuals with their race entered as White (that do not have their ethnicity listed as Hispanic) are grouped in the 'White' category. Full race/ethnicity information is available in detail on the Open Data Portal.

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