Unarmed Black People Twice as Likely to Be Killed by Cops As White People, Says Report

By Michael Nam



While the federal government and law enforcement agencies do not have or provide standardized figures on fatal shootings by police officers nationwide, the growing awareness of police-related violence has spurred more and more independent investigations.


The Guardian reports that in 2015 alone, 102 of the 464 individuals killed by police were unarmed, and that 32 percent were Black. Adding Latino and other people of color, almost two-thirds of unarmed individuals killed by police were from underrepresented people:




Percent of Unarmed People Killed by Police





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