Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired: 2022 Police Public Contact Survey (PPCS)

CourtJustice Department
Citation86 FR 69295
Publication Date07 December 2021
Record Number2021-26500
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 232 (Tuesday, December 7, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 7, 2021)]
                [Pages 69295-69296]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2021-26500]
                [OMB Number 1121-0260]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection
                eComments Requested; Reinstatement, Without Change, of a Previously
                Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired: 2022 Police Public
                Contact Survey (PPCS)
                AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.
                ACTION: 60-Day notice.
                SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs,
                Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following
                information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget
                (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork
                Reduction Act of 1995.
                DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until
                February 7, 2022.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have comments especially on the
                estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or
                need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with
                instructions or additional information, please contact Elizabeth Davis
                (email: [email protected]; telephone: 202-305-2667) or Susannah
                Tapp (email: [email protected]; telephone: 202-353-5162), Bureau
                of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the
                public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of
                information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of
                the following four points:
                --Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary
                for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice
                Statistics, including whether the information will have practical
                --Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the
                proposed collection of information, including the validity of the
                methodology and assumptions used;
                --Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of
                the information to be collected can be enhanced; and
                --Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are
                to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated,
                electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
                other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic
                submission of responses.
                Overview of This Information Collection
                 1. Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, without change,
                of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
                 2. Title of the Form/Collection: 2022 Police Public Contact Survey
                 3. Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
                Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: The form number for
                the questionnaire is PPCS-1. The applicable component within the
                Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in the
                Office of Justice Programs.
                 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
                well as a brief abstract: Respondents will be persons 16 years or older
                living in households located throughout the United States sampled for
                the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The PPCS will be
                conducted as a supplement to the NCVS in all sample households for a
                six (6) month period. The PPCS is typically conducted periodically with
                the last administration occurring in 2020. The PPCS is one component of
                the BJS effort to fulfill the mandate set forth by the Violent Crime
                Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to collect, evaluate, and
                publish data on the use of
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                excessive force by law enforcement personnel. The goal of the
                collection is to report national statistics that provide a better
                understanding of the types, frequency, and outcomes of contacts between
                the police and the public, public perceptions of police behavior during
                the contact, and the conditions under which police force may be
                threatened or used. BJS plans to publish this information in reports
                and reference it when responding to queries from the U.S. Congress,
                Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Supreme Court, state
                officials, international organizations, researchers, students, the
                media, and others interested in criminal justice statistics.
                 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of
                time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimate of the
                total number of respondents is 119,880 persons ages 16 and older. About
                81.2% of PPCS respondents (97,343) will have no police contact and will
                complete the short interview with an average burden of four minutes.
                Among the 18.8% of respondents (22,537) who experienced police contact,
                the time to ask the detailed questions regarding the nature of the
                contact is estimated to take an average of 8 minutes. Respondents will
                be asked to respond to this survey only once during the six-month
                period. The burden estimates are based on data from the prior
                administration of the PPCS.
                 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
                with the collection: There are an estimated 9,495 total burden hours
                associated with this information collection.
                 If additional information is required, contact: Melody Braswell,
                Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
                Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two
                Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.
                 Dated: December 2, 2021.
                Melody Braswell,
                Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
                [FR Doc. 2021-26500 Filed 12-6-21; 8:45 am]
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