The Facts about Police Violence

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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)

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


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


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

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Crime is Not to Blame

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

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Police are Not being Held Accountable


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Common Sense Police Policies Work, When Implemented


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Restrictive Use of Force Policies Save Citizens' Lives

 

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Restrictive Use of Force Policies Save Officers' Lives


 

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

 
 

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