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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)

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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

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Common Sense Police Policies Work, When Implemented


Restrictive Use of Force Policies Save Citizens' Lives



Restrictive Use of Force Policies Save Officers' Lives

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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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