Police Statistics

In the United States, a person is killed by the police every 7.4 hours.   Around 705 people have already been killed this year alone. To put this into context, only 52 people have been killed by UK police in the last 100 years. In fact, Police in the US are 70 times more likely to kill someone, than their counterparts in other first world countries.

 

2013 – 770 people were killed by police

2014 – 1,101 people were killed by police

2015 – 1,207 people were killed by police

To date, 409 people were killed by police. (updated 6/5/2016)

For more information on specific cases, visit http://www.killedbypolice.net/

 

Another great website is http://CopCrisis.com/

They have tons of facts and figures, presented in an easy to see graphical display.