The Facts about Police Violence


Police Killed at Least 1,098 People in 2019

Many law enforcement agencies fail to report information about police killings. (Time-lapsed map created by Samuel Sinyangwe)

Black people were 23% of those killed despite being only 13% of the population.

Black People are 3 Times More Likely to be Killed by Police than White People, Even Though They are More Likely to be Unarmed

In Many Cities, Police Kill Black Men at a Rate Higher than the US Murder Rate

Crime is Not to Blame

Police Killings are Highest in Cities with  Relatively Low Violent Crime Rates

Police are Not being Held Accountable

Common Sense Police Policies Work, When Implemented

Restrictive Use of Force Policies Save Citizens' Lives


Restrictive Use of Force Policies Save Officers' Lives


Source of above information:, an organization that sources data from comprehensive, impartial, crowdsourced databases on police killings in the U.S.


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