A study on crime by police
Of particular interest is weapons violations. 118/569,149=0.02%
Compare that to firearms violations of concealed handgun permit holders in Florida. Between October 1, 1987 and July 31, 2011, there were 168 revocations for firearms related violations in Florida. Over that period of time permits were issued to over 2 million permit holders. 168/2 million = 0.008%
But that isn't really a fair comparison for permit holders because the violation rate for officers is an annual rate and the rate for permit holders is over the entire period of time. In a 2011 Fox News piece, I made this calculation:
Over the last 38 months, only four permit holders have had their permit revoked for a firearms related violation -- an annual revocation rate of 0.0003%. . . .So putting the police numbers at an annual rate gives you a rate of 0.01%. Both 0.01% or 0.0003% are both extremely low and the violations might not be comparable in that the private individuals might run into problems that a police officer (even one off duty might not run into), but the rate for police is still 23 times higher.
The conviction rate among officers who were arrested with 18 or more years of service was 89.1%, whereas the conviction rate for officers who were arrested with 17 years or less of service was 77.5%. . . .