Welcome to Tracking (In)Justice: A Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Data and Transparency Project

A Living Data Set Tracking Canadian Police-Involved Deaths & Deaths in Custody

Police-involved deaths where force was used since 2000
Police-involved deaths where force was used since January 2023
Deaths in custody since 2000
Deaths in custody since January 2023

The Situation

While vital grassroots efforts have been made to keep track of police and carceral violence, there is no national government or civil society body tracking police-involved deaths or deaths in custody in Canada. Tracking (In)Justice is a law enforcement and criminal justice data and transparency project tracking police-involved deaths and deaths in custody across Canada. This project aims to provide access to data and analysis so individuals, organizations and communities can collectively advocate, shape policy and create accountability.

Police use of force-involved deaths in Canada between 2000 and 2022.

Getting Started


Explore the Data: Police-Involved Deaths

Explore deaths by location, race, circumstance and more.


Explore the Data: Deaths In Custody

Coming soon: Explore deaths by location, institution, cause and more. In the meantime, see our memorial.


Improve the dataset

Contribute to the data by sharing information with us.

Tracking (In)Justice is a project of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Data Justice and Criminology Lab of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University, the Ethics and Technology Lab at Queen’s University, and the Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB) at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and more.

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