Police violence and mortality

Justice, police violence, and police mortality

Eric Garland DataLab

The years 2014 and 2015 have been a period of major introspection when it comes to the number of U.S. citizens killed by police every year, a number somewhere between 500 and 1000. This compares unfavorably with the rest of the industrialized world.

To provide context, the following statistics show that police are considerably less likely to die at work compared with pilots, fishermen, and loggers.

The debates in America show no sign of relenting.