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Police Department Midland
48% SCORE

Scorecard at a Glance

Average for 4 Sections: 48%

Scores range from 0-100% comparing cities with 100-250k population. Cities with higher scores spend less on policing, use less force, are more likely to hold officers accountable and make fewer arrests for low-level offenses.

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Police Funding:  61%
Police Budget Cost per Person        
Misconduct Settlements        
Fines/Forfeitures        
Police Presence/Over-Policing (Officers per Population)        
Police Violence:  32%
Force Used per Arrest        
Deadly Force per Arrest        
Unarmed Victims of Deadly Force per Arrest        
Racial Disparities in Deadly Force        
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Police Accountability:  41%
Misconduct Complaints Upheld        
Excessive Force Complaints Upheld        
Discrimination Complaints Upheld        
Criminal Misconduct Complaints Upheld        
Approach to Law Enforcement:  56%
Arrest Rate for Low Level Offenses        
Homicides Solved        
Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests        

Key Findings

Police Funding i

61% +4%

Police Funding By Year

$27.77M  |  $198 per Resident

More Police Funding per Capita than 12% of Depts

Funds taken from communities in fines and forfeitures

Total: $37.14M from 2010-19

Number of officers per 1k population

160 Officers  |  10.9 per 10k Residents

More Officers per Population than 21% of Depts

Police violence i

32% +34%

Police Shootings

More Police Shootings per Arrest than 83% of Depts

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Less-Lethal Force

Used More Force per Arrest than 54% of Depts

315 Incidents  |  94 every 10k arrests  |  -44%

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Deadly Force

7 Killings by Police from 2013-20  |  2.1 every 10k arrests

^  More Killings by Police per Arrest than 83% of Depts   

Deadly Force by Armed Status

14% Unarmed  |  43% Did Not Allegedly Have a Gun

Unarmed Other Alleged Gun Vehicle
14%
29%
57%

^  More Unarmed People Killed per Arrest than 75% of Depts   

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Police Violence by Race

Black Latinx N.Am API Other White

Population of Midland

7%
43%
45%

Midland Police Dept Demographics

25%
69%

People Arrested

15%
33%
49%

People Killed

14%
43%
14%
29%

^  More Racial Disparities in Deadly Force than 60% of Depts   

Police Accountability i

41% +20%

Total civilian complaints

250 from 2013-20  |  22% Ruled in Favor of Civilians

 

Use of Force Complaints

11 Reported  |  0% Ruled in Favor of Civilians

 

Complaints of Police Discrimination

5 Reported  |  0% Ruled in Favor of Civilians

 

Alleged Crimes Committed by Police

11 Reported  |  45% Ruled in Favor of Civilians

 

Approach to Law Enforcement i

56% +6%

Arrests By Year

29,159 Arrests Reported from 2013-2020

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Arrests for Low Level Offenses

20,278 Arrests  |  24 per 1k residents

^  Higher Arrest Rate for Low Level Offenses than 58% of Depts   

Percent of total arrests by type

All Arrests for Low Level Offenses ( 70% )

Drug Possession ( 20% )

Violent Crime ( 5% )

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Homicides Unsolved

41 Homicides from 2013-20  |  13 Unsolved

^  Solved Fewer Homicides than 42% of Depts   

Texas Police Department Scores

Rankings are based upon a 0 to 100 percentage scale. Departments with higher scores use less force, make fewer arrests for low level offenses, solve murder cases more often, hold officers more accountable and spend less on policing overall.

Overall Scores for Depts where We Have Obtained the Most Data.

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Police Department Score 5YR
25. Port Arthur 36% +7%
24. Austin 37% +4%
23. Amarillo 38% -6%
22. North Richland Hills 38% -2%
21. Arlington 39% -4%
20. Pasadena 41% -9%
19. Conroe 41% -2%
18. San Angelo 42% +5%
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* Trenton 45%
* Coffee City 45% +6%
* Caney City 45% +6%
* Harlingen 45% +11%
* Weatherford 45% +14%
* Cleburne 45% -1%
* Watauga 45% -2%
* Terrell 45% +6%
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* An asterisk indicates this location did not publish enough data to evaluate. Click below to add data to the Scorecard.

About This Scorecard

This is the first nationwide evaluation of policing in the United States. It was built using data from state and federal databases, public records requests to local police departments, and media reports. While police data is never perfect, and there are additional indicators that still need to be tracked, the Police Scorecard is designed to provide insight into many important issues in policing.

methodology Source Data

 

Use this Scorecard to identify issues within police departments that require the most urgent interventions and hold officials accountable for implementing solutions. For example, cities with higher rates of low level arrests could benefit most from solutions that create alternatives to policing and arrest for these offenses. In cities where police make fewer arrests overall but use more force when making arrests, communities could benefit significantly from policies designed to hold police accountable for excessive force. And cities where complaints of police misconduct are rarely ruled in favor of civilians could benefit from creating an oversight structure to independently investigate these complaints.

 

Here's how to start pushing for change

  • Look up your state and federal representatives below, then tell them to take action to hold police accountable in your community.

 

If you have feedback, questions about the project, or need support with an advocacy campaign, contact our Project Lead, Samuel Sinyangwe.