People shot to death by U.S. police, by race 2017-2019

Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States from 2017 to 2019, by race

by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 30, 2019
People shot to death by U.S. police, by race 2017-2019 Sadly, the trend of fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing, with a total 753 civilians having been shot, 150 of whom were Black, as of October 29, 2019. In 2017, there were 987 fatal police shootings, and in 2018 this figure increased to 996.
Police brutality in the U.S.

In recent years, particularly since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, police brutality has become a hot button issue in the United States. The number of homicides committed by police in the United States is often compared to those in countries such as England, where the number is significantly lower.

Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter Movement, formed in 2013, has been a vocal part of the movement against police brutality in the U.S. by organizing “die-ins”, marches, and demonstrations in response to the killings of black men and women by police.

While Black Lives Matter has become a controversial movement within the U.S., it has brought more attention to the number and frequency of police shootings of civilians.
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Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States from 2017 to 2019, by race

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