545 killed by US police in first five months of 2024

  25 June 2024    Read: 703
545 killed by US police in first five months of 2024

A total of 545 people have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement officers in the United States during the first five months of 2024, AzVision.az reports citing mappingpoliceviolence.us.

Out of the 153 days in the reported period, only 9 days passed without a police-involved killing.

In 2023, the total number of victims reached 1,247, with 27% being African American.

Perhaps most concerning is the apparent lack of accountability. In an overwhelming 98.1% of cases, officers involved in these killings faced no charges.

Geographically, New Mexico recorded the highest rate of police killings in 2023. Overall, since 2013, police officers in the United States have killed 12,910 people.

 

AzVision.az


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