Young black men killed by US police at highest rate in year of 1,134 deaths

Young black men killed by US police at highest rate in year of 1,134 deaths

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/31/the-counted-police-killings-2015-young-black-men?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

US police at highest rate in year of 1,134 deaths
Final total of people killed by US police officers in 2015 shows rate of death for young black men was five times higher than white men of the same age
People killed by police in the United States – interactive
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Non-white Americans make up less than 38% of the the US population…
White Minority Unknown
Population
62.1%
37.4%
.The FBI also announced plans to overhaul its own count of homicides by police, which has been discredited by its reliance on the voluntary submission of data from a fraction of the country’s 18,000 police departments. The Guardian’s total for 2015 was more than two and a half times greater than the 444 “justifiable homicides” logged by the FBI last year.

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