At This Rate Cops Will Kill 1,000 People This Year
These numbers are more than double the latest rate compiled by the FBI (461 in 2013), which manages a “voluntary” reporting system where police agencies can send in numbers of “justified homicides.” In those first 500 deaths, 49.6% of the individuals were white, 28.2% were black, and 14.8% were Hispanic/Latino. Only 4.8% were women.
How that stacks up against America’s makeup: As of the 2013 census, we were 62.6% white, 13.2% black, and 17.1% Hispanic/Latino. And there’s a definite imbalance among those who were unarmed: Per the paper’s stats, 30.5% of black people were unarmed, while just 16.1% of white people were (the unarmed total is 108 of the 500).