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Law Enforcement

Office of Homeland Security Statistics Resources

  • DHS Use of Force Incidents — This report provides breakdowns of the number of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement use of force incidents, types of force used, and subject and officer injuries. The report supports the goals of the May 2022 Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety (E.O. 14074) and recent DHS leadership guidance, which reinforce the importance of transparency through data collection and public reporting. Reports for fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year 2023 are available now.

About DHS Law Enforcement Data

DHS is the largest federal law enforcement agency with approximately 80,000 officers across nine agencies and offices:

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — CBP's priority mission is to keep terrorists and their weapons out of the United States. CBP also secures and facilitates trade and travel while enforcing regulations, including immigration and drug laws.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — ICE promotes homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration.
  • U.S. Secret Service (USSS) — USSS safeguards the nation's financial infrastructure and payment systems to preserve the integrity of the economy, and protects national leaders, visiting heads of state and government, designated sites, and National Special Security Events.
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) — USCG is the only military organization within DHS and protects the maritime economy and the environment, defends our maritime borders, and saves those at risk.
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) — TSA protects the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.
  • Federal Protective Service (FPS) — FPS uses its security expertise and law enforcement authority to protect federal government facilities and safeguard the millions of employees and visitors who pass through them every day.
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) — FLETC provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently.
  • Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO) — OCSO is a DHS headquarters element located within the Management Directorate. The OCSO mission is to deliver enterprise-wide security solutions to protect the Department's people, information, and resources against constant evolving threats.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — FEMA supports our citizens and first responders to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Each day, the Department’s law enforcement officers work to safeguard the nation’s people, property, and ideals. The diverse DHS law enforcement missions include:

  • Securing U.S. land and maritime borders;
  • Keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States;
  • Securing international trade and travel;
  • Enforcing criminal and civil customs, trade, and immigration laws;
  • Safeguarding the nation’s financial infrastructure;
  • Investigating transnational crime and threats;
  • Training the nation’s federal law enforcement officers;
  • Protecting federal facilities, employees, and visitors; and
  • Ensuring continuity of government operations.

DHS works closely with the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior, as well as other federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, campus, and international law enforcement agencies to safeguard the nation.

Other Resources

The following resources are other law enforcement data collections by federal agencies. They are not Office of Homeland Security Statistics products and may adhere to different data and reporting review processes.

Crime and Victimization

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

  • Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program The UCR Program consists of four data collections: The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the Summary Reporting System, the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Program, and the Hate Crime Statistics Program. The UCR Program publishes annual reports for each of these data collections and a preliminary semiannual report of summary data each winter, as well as special compilations on cargo theft, human trafficking, and NIBRS topical studies.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

  • National Crime Victimization Survey The BJS National Crime Victimization Survey is the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of about 240,000 persons in about 150,000 households.

Law Enforcement Agency Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

  • Law Enforcement Core Statistics Program – BJS provides national statistics regarding the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of law enforcement agencies. These data are primarily collected through two core law enforcement data collection programs: the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics core and supplement surveys and the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Use of Force

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Bureau of Justice Statistics

  • Use of Force — BJS, within the Department of Justice, collects data and publishes statistics on law enforcement use of force nationally.
Last Updated: 03/29/2024
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