Sharing Preliminary Phase 2 Findings – Part of our Phased Approach

The Toronto Police Service RBDC Strategy is an ongoing initiative and our approach is an iterative, transparent cycle.

We work with the RBDC Community Advisory Panel (CAP), our members, and stakeholder contact groups to ask questions about the data and try to answer as many as we can through further analysis.

For example:

  • Were there differences in arrest outcomes and time in custody for repeat offenders?
  • How do racial disparities change when we account for age? For example, in our youth population.

We don’t always have the data to support an answer, but we still lean into the conversation to see what change is possible. We initiated this iterative analysis process for the 2021 arrest data, and will continue using this approach for all other interactions considered under Phase 2.

Following its release of Phase 1 RBDC findings, we started analyzing the data collected under Phase 2 and continued engaging with the CAP, communities, stakeholders, and its members along the entire process of data analysis and interpretation to inform concrete solutions moving forward.

slide with text Race & Identity Based Data Collection Strategy Context and Preliminary Data Findings

Today, we’re posting an early cut of that data.

While the following materials represent only a preliminary and entry look into 2021 arrest data, the Service is sharing it as a part of its commitment to greater transparency.

This is only a starting point and will continue engaging with the CAP, other stakeholders, and Service members to guide further analysis.

We will be regularly sharing smaller batches of data like this along the way to encourage everyone to follow us throughout the entire journey of data exploration.

Stay tuned for changes to this online space that will make it easier for you to navigate through complex data for different interactions, as we continue to expand the scope of RBDC and go deeper into the strategy each year.

RBDC Phase Two - Arrest and Outcomes - Context and Preliminary findings

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