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Phoenix police release officer-involved shooting statistic dashboard

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 22:40:55-05

Phoenix police released a dashboard of statistics showing the department's officer-involved shootings so far this year.

MAP: Valley officer- and deputy-involved shootings so far in 2018

The dashboard compares incidents between 2017 and 2018 by several demographics for both the suspects and the officers involved in each Phoenix police shooting.

As of November 28, the dashboard displays a total of 40 Phoenix Police officer-involved shooting incidents so far in 2018.

This total is just short of double the total number of Phoenix police officer-involved shooting incidents that happened in all of 2017, which is at 21.

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According to the Police Department, this dashboard will be automatically updated "soon after" an incident occurs.

On the dashboard's site, it lists that "accidental discharges, discharges at animals, and discharges at objects where there was not an active threat by a subject are not included in this data set."

Earlier this year, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams released a memo to the community, saying there has been a 45% increase in the number of assaults against Phoenix officers, with one out of ten of those assaults involving a firearm.

Chief Williams said officer-involved shootings don't follow a trend based on location, intersection or neighborhood and have happened throughout the city.

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"It has been a priority to determine why we have a stark increase from previous years. We've been reviewing each incident and running data," Williams said.

To view the full dashboard, click here.