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  1. 936. people have been shot and killed by police in the past year. In 2015, The Washington Post began to log every fatal shooting by an on-duty police officer in the United States. In that time ...

  2. Sadly, the trend of fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing, with a total 654 civilians having been shot, 111 of whom were Black, as of September 2021.

  3. According to statistics reported to the FBI, 89 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2019.

  4. Key Takeaways. On average, police hit at least once in 54% of incidents, but only 35% of shots fired struck the suspect . In 2017, only 2 shots were fired, and both hit. With such a small sample size in 2017, this could have been just due to luck, not an improvement in training or recruit selection.

  5. The FBI created the National Use of Force Data Collection in 2015, in partnership with law enforcement agencies, to provide nationwide statistics on law enforcement use-of-force incidents.

  6. To get a fuller picture of just how rare officer-involved shootings are, it is helpful to remember how much more frequently they used to occur. In New York City in the early 1970s, police officers killed an average of 72 people per year (including a whopping 93 in 1971 alone). In 2020, just 19 people were shot and killed by law enforcement officers in all of New York State, and every single one of them was armed.

  7. Through extensive research, we found 2,699 police shootings across the nation from 2013-2015. That's far more than the FBI found, since its data is limited to only 1,366 cases voluntarily provided...

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