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10 absolutely real statistics about police brutality:

  1. There have been two officer-involved shooting deaths per day in 2015.
  2. That same report found blacks to be killed at 3 times the rate of whites or other minorities.
  3. It also found that almost a quarter of those killed were identified as mentally ill by police or family members.
  4. The youngest victims (according to ages known) at the end of May were 16 years old.
  5. Black men — who constitute 6% of the nation’s population — account for 40% of the 60 unarmed people who had been fatally shot by police by August.
  6. During the first half of 2015 an average of three people were killed daily.
  7. Black people living in Oklahoma are six times more likely to be killed by police than in Georgia.
  8. 98% of these events do not end with an officer being charged with a crime.
  9. California was found to be the state with the most frequent occurrences of deadly officer-involved shootings, with 102 in 2011.
  10. The number of people killed by police will surpass 1,000 by the end of the year.

Sources and more information on all of these stats.


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