Data Analysis Discussion

OPO analyzed survey data to: 1. Determine whether respondents were in favor of OPO’s proposed changes to APD’s body-worn and dashboard camera policies; and 2. Identify overarching themes in responses.

Key Insights

The two key insights from OPO’s analysis of the survey data were the following:

1) Most respondents were in favor of each OPO recommendation.

  • 66% of respondents believe the City should request and use public feedback when writing rules.
  • 61% of respondents want the body-worn and dashboard camera program to include more community input.
  • 66% of respondents believe community involvement positively impacts government accountability.
  • 61% of respondents support updating APD policies to emphasize the City of Austin’s commitment to reducing racial profiling and improving community relationships.
  • 69% of respondents believe police department policies should provide clearer definitions and guidelines when laws are unclear.
  • 66% of respondents support revising APD policies to provide officers with clearer instructions for when they must stop recording audio and video with their cameras.
  • 62% of respondents believe police officers should be required to acknowledge their use of body-worn cameras and dashboard cameras in a police report.
  • 58% of respondents believe APD should provide instructions for officers to use when telling community members that their interaction is being recorded.
  • 67% of respondents believe APD policies should require supervisors to make sure dashboard cameras and body-worn cameras are in working condition and being used correctly.
  • 61% of respondents believe potential violations of the body-worn camera and dashboard camera policies should require an investigation.

2) Paper surveys captured more individuals who identified as low-income and had a higher percentage of individuals who identified as Black or African American. In addition, the analysis revealed variations in participation for certain gender identities.

Below are a few examples of findings from this comparative analysis. Further data is available here.

  • % Respondents identifying as low income
    • 27% of paper survey respondents
    • 4% of digital survey respondents
  • % Respondents identifying as male
    • 54% of paper survey respondents
    • 39% of digital survey respondents
  • % Respondents identifying as non-binary / genderqueer / genderfluid
    • 9% of paper survey respondents
    • 2% of digital survey respondents
  • % Respondents identifying as Black or African American
    • 23% of paper survey respondents
    • 4% of digital survey respondents

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