Use of Force

The population percentage of Black or African American Vermonters in both Burlington and Rutland are estimated to be 4.16% and 1.8% respectively. Compare this to the percentage of use of force incidents involving Black or African American Vermonters, which in Burlington (2022) was 27.14%; in Rutland (2017) it was 17% of all  use of force incidents. Similar differences can be found in specific types of use of force used.