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To support and help strengthen the work of advocates and organizers, the Hub is committed to providing and uplifting up-to-date research, reports, data, model policies, toolkits and other resources. We do this by searching for, categorizing, and making available existing resources from partner organizations and others working on issues related to policing. When needed, the Hub also produces its own research in collaboration with partners. This resource database is categorized, easy to search, and regularly updated by our research team.

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HEARD Police Violence & Discrimination Against Deaf People

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities (HEARD)

This list is by no means comprehensive. It was compiled by the volunteers at HEARD over a span of several years and last updated in June 2020. HEARD has been working tirelessly to bring an end police brutality against deaf/disabled people. HEARD created this English & Spanish Log of Police Violence Against Deaf People, and we are looking to collect more stories of police brutality against deaf/disabled people. If you want to add your or another person story to this list, please email us at

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Map: Find the Cops in your School


An interactive map tool of school police in the Chicago area. The “heat map” uses colors to show which schools & areas have officers assigned to them with the most misconduct complaints on their record.

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Database for Police Abolition

Database for Police Abolition (d4pa)

The Database for Police Abolition (D4PA) is a database-in-progress tracking proposals under consideration by decision-makers that would: 1) Defund and disarm police departments, 2) Diminish the role of policing in communities, and 3) Empower alternative visions for public safety. The proposals are compatible with a view “towards the horizon of abolition,” and avoid contributing to the legitimacy of policing as an institution for community safety.

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Police Budget Breakdown

Action Center on Race & the Economy

A data visualization tool to see the percentage of city budgets spent on policing in 300 of the largest cities in the US. Data is drawn from annual spending per latest available approved budget and linked back to sources.

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See What Your Local Agency Received from the Department of Defense

The Marshall Project

What military equipment has your local police, sheriff or game warden received from the Pentagon? Click the dropdown on this resource to select your state and start sifting through the newly released data from the U.S. Department of Defense’s 1033 program.

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The COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI)

Precision for COVID – Surgo Foundation

Every community in the US will be affected by COVID-19 – but the impacts will not be the same in each. This index identifies which communities may need the most support as coronavirus takes hold. Mapped to US census tract, county, and state levels, the CCVI helps inform COVID-19 planning and mitigation at a granular level.

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Up-to-Date US Prison and Jail Population

End Incarceration

This is a database of population information for US jails and prisons, as well as reported cases of COVID-19 within them. All data is gathered automatically and updated daily, or as soon as it is updated, for reports that are released with less frequency.

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Eviction Map & Data

The Eviction Lab

The Eviction Lab at Princeton University has built the first nationwide database of evictions. Find out how many evictions happen in your community. Create custom maps, charts, and reports. Share facts with your neighbors and elected officials.

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COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker

International Center for Not-For-Profit Law (ICNL)

This tracker monitors government responses to the pandemic that affect civic freedoms and human rights, focusing on emergency laws.

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