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As reported by WCBS2 (NY):

May 22, 2007 5:00 pm US/Eastern
NYPD 2005 Firearms Discharge Report

NEW YORK The Firearms Discharge Report is broken down into four main categories:

- Gunfights: when the officer(s) and subject(s) fire at each other
- Other Shootings Vs Subjects: when an officer(s) fires in defense of himself or another against a subject(s) and the subject(s) does not return fire
- Against Dogs
- Accidental Discharges: when an officer unintentionally discharges a firearm

These incidents are examined to identify dangerous conditions and to develop preventive measures.

During 2005, a total of 166 officers fired weapons in 123 incidents, as compared to 144 opfficers firing weapons in 114 incidents in the year 2004. In 2005, only 59 incidents (48 percent) have been against human subjects (16 gunfights, 43 other shootings vs. subjects).

Total Number Of Incidents

Total Number Of Incidents ('04) 114
Total Number Of Incidents ('05): 123
Increase: 8 percent
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('04): 352
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('05): 616
Increase: 75 percent

Gunfights 11

Gunfights ('04): 11
Gunfights ('05): 16
Increase: 45 percent
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('04): 92
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('05): 276
Increase: 200 percent
Total Number Of Hits ('04): 18
Total Number Of Hits ('05): 23
Increase: 28 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('04): 20 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('05): 8 percent

Other Shootings Vs. Subjects 40

Other Shootings Vs. Subjects ('04) 40
Other Shootings Vs. Subjects ('05) 43
Increase: 8 percent
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('04): 140
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('05): 196
Increase: 40 percent
Total Number Of Hits ('04): 47
Total Number Of Hits ('05): 59
Increase: 23 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('04): 34 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('05): 30 percent

Against Dogs

Against Dogs ('04) 26
Against Dogs ('05) 32
Increase: 23 percent
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('04): 69
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('05): 93
Increase: 35 percent
Total Number Of Hits ('04): 40
Total Number Of Hits ('05): 57
Increase: 43 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('04): 58 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('05): 61 percent

Accidental Discharges

Accidental Discharges ('04) 27
Accidental Discharges ('05) 24
Decrease: 11 percent
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('04): 28
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('05): 25
Decrease: 11 percent
Total Number Of Hits ('04): 13
Total Number Of Hits ('05): 10
Decrease: 23 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('04): 46 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('05): 40 percent

Suicide Attempted

Suicide Attempted ('04) 5
Suicide Attempted ('05) 3
Decrease: 40 percent
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('04): 5
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('05): 3
Decrease: 40 percent
Total Number Of Hits ('04): 5
Total Number Of Hits ('05): 3
Decrease: 40 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('04): 100 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('05): 100 percent

Other

Other ('04) 5
Other ('05) 5
No Change
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('04): 18
Total Number Of Shots Fired ('05): 22
Increase: 18
Total Number Of Hits ('04): 2
Total Number Of Hits ('05): 2
No Change
Percentage Of Hits ('04): 11 percent
Percentage Of Hits ('05): 9 percent

Statistical Summaries

Total Number Of Firearms Incidents ('05)
Accidental Discharges: 24, 19.5
Gunfights: 16, 13 percent
Other Shootings Vs. Subjects: 43, 35 percent
Dogs: 32, 26 percent
Mistaken Identity: 0, 0 percent
Others: Intoxicated, Domestic, etc.: 5, 4.1 percent
Suicide: 3, 2.4 percent
Total: 123, 100 percent

Number Of Incidents By Day ('05)
Sunday: 20, 16.2 percent
Monday: 13, 10.6 percent
Tuesday: 20, 16.2 percent
Wednesday: 13, 10.6 percent
Thursday: 16, 13 percent
Friday: 17, 13.8 percent
Saturday: 24, 19.5 percent

Number Of Incidents By Tour ('05)
On-Duty
0001 - 0800: 32, 26 percent
0801 - 1600: 27, 22 percent
1601 - 2400: 38, 31 percent
Subtotal: 97, 79 percent

Off-Duty
0001 - 0800: 10, 8 percent
0801 - 1600: 7, 5.7 percent
1601 - 2400: 9, 7.3 percent
Subtotal: 26, 21 percent
Total: 123, 100 percent

Number Of Incidents By Borough ('05)
Manhattan South: 6, 4.9 percent
Manhattan North: 16, 13 percent
Bronx 27, 22 percent
Brooklyn South: 26, 21.1 percent
Brooklyn North: 26, 21.1 percent
Queens South: 17, 14 percent
Queens North: 5, 4 percent
Staten Island: 5, 4 percent
Outside City: 5, 4 percent
Total: 123, 100 percent

Number Of Incidents By Month('05)
January: 12, 9.8 percent
February: 7, 5.7 percent
March: 8, 6.5 percent
April: 10, 8.1 percent
May: 10, 8.1 percent
June: 12, 9.8 percent
July: 13, 10.6 percent
August: 8, 6.5 percent
September: 8, 6.5 percent
October: 16, 13 percent
November: 9, 7.3 percent
December 10, 8.1 percent
Total: 123, 100 percent

Officer Statistics ('05)

Number Of Officer Discharges
Captains And Above: 2
Lieutenants: 4
Sergeants: 19
Detectives: 33
Police Officers: 103
Probationary Police Officers: 3
Undercover: 2

Officer Duty Status And Attire
On Duty In Uniform: 79, 48 percent
On Duty In Civilian Atire: 61, 37 percent
Off Duty: 26, 15 percent

Number Of Incidents Outdoors: 49
Number Of Incidents Indoors: 74

Members' Accuracy At Distance Fired:

00 - 02 Yds
Uniformed Members Of Service: 64
Number Of Shots Fired: 127
Number Of Hits: 65
Percentage Of Hits: 51

03 - 07 Yds
Uniformed Members Of Service: 44
Number Of Shots Fired: 155
Number Of Hits: 68
Percentage Of Hits: 44

08 - 15 Yds
Uniformed Members Of Service: 40
Number Of Shots Fired: 205
Number Of Hits: 14
Percentage Of Hits: 7

16 - 25 Yds
Uniformed Members Of Service: 7
Number Of Shots Fired: 93
Number Of Hits: 5
Percentage Of Hits: 5

Over 25 Yds
Uniformed Members Of Service: 0
Number Of Shots Fired: 0
Number Of Hits: 0
Percentage Of Hits: 0

Not Stated
Uniformed Members Of Service: 11
Number Of Shots Fired: 36
Number Of Hits: 2
Percentage Of Hits: 6

Totals ('05)
Uniformed Members Of Service: 166
Number Of Shots Fired: 616
Number Of Hits: 154
Percentage Of Hits: 25

Officer Statistics

Weapons Used By Officers In Shooting Incidents
Revolvers: 4
Semi Amutomatic Pistols: 156
Ithaca 37 Shotgun: 1
Colt M4: 0
H&K MP5: 1
Ruger Mini-14: 0
M24 Rifle: 0
Non-Standard Weapon: 4

Shooting Incidents (Defense Of Self/Others)
Shooting Incidents (Defense Of Self/Others): 43
Total Number Of Officers Who Fired: 64
Total Number Of Shots Fired: 196
Total Number Of Hits: 59
Percentage Of Hits: 30 percent
Shots Fired Per Incident: 4.6
Shots Fired Per Officer Per Incident: 3.1

Shooting Incidents (Dogs)
Shooting Incidents (Dogs): 32
Total Number Of Officers Who Fired: 35
Total Number Of Shots Fired: 93
Total Number Of Hits: 58
Percentage Of Hits: 62 percent
Shots Fired Per Incident: 2.9
Shots Fired Per Officer Per Incident: 2.7

Shooting Incidents (Gunfights)
Shooting Incidents (Gunfights): 16
Total Number Of Officers Who Fired: 35
Total Number Of Shots Fired: 276
Total Number Of Hits: 23
Percentage Of Hits: 8 percent
Shots Fired Per Incident: 17.3
Shots Fired Per Officer Per Incident: 7.9

Shooting Incidents (Accidental)
Shooting Incidents (Accidental): 24
Total Number Of Officers Who Fired: 24
Total Number Of Shots Fired: 25
Total Number Of Hits: 10
Percentage Of Hits: 42 percent
Shots Fired Per Incident: 1.04
Shots Fired Per Officer Per Incident: 1.04

Shooting Incidents (Suicide And Attempted)
Suicide (2), Attempted (1): 3
Total Number Of Officers Who Fired: 3
Total Number Of Shots Fired: 4
Total Number Of Hits: 4
Percentage Of Hits: 100 percent
Shots Fired Per Incident: 1.3
Shots Fired Per Officer Per Incident: 1.3

Shooting Incidents (Other)
Other: 5
Total Number Of Officers Who Fired: 5
Total Number Of Shots Fired: 22
Total Number Of Hits: 1
Percentage Of Hits: 5 percent
Shots Fired Per Incident: 4.4
Shots Fired Per Officer Per Incident: 4.4

2005 Firearms Discharge Incidents

Subject Armed With
Gun, Fired At Police
2004: 14
Percentage: 13 Percent
2005: 16
Percentage: 13 Percent

Gun, Fired Not At Police
2004: 4
Percentage: 3 Percent
2005: 9
Percentage: 7.3 Percent

Gun, Did Not Fire
2004: 13
Percentage: 12 Percent
2005: 22
Percentage: 18 Percent

Imitation/Simulated Gun
2004: 6
Percentage: 5 Percent
2005: 6
Percentage: 5 Percent

Vehicle
2004: 3
Percentage: 2 Percent
2005: 0
Percentage: 0 Percent

Other Weapon (Indicate)
2004: 3
Percentage: 2 Percent
2005: 0
Percentage: 0 Percent

Physical Force/Furtive Movement
2004: 5
Percentage: 4 Percent
2005: 5
Percentage: 4 Percent

Mistaken Identity
2004: 0
Percentage: 0 Percent
2005: 0
Percentage: 0 Percent

Suicide
2004: 4
Percentage: 3 Percent
2005: 2
Percentage: 1.6 Percent

Attempted Suicide
2004: 1
Percentage: 1 Percent
2005: 1
Percentage: 0.8 Percent

Accidental Discharge
2004: 27
Percentage: 25 Percent
2005: 24
Percentage: 19.5 Percent

Destroy Animal
2004: 26
Percentage: 23 Percent
2005: 32
Percentage: 26 Percent

Unauthorized (Intoxicated, Domestic)
2004: 5
Percentage: 4 Percent
2005: 5
Percentage: 4 Percent

The report can be found at; http://wcbstv.com/local/local_story_142133035.html

- Janq
 
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