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Over 50% of Police Killings Go Unreported, Police Kill Black People at 3.5x Higher Rate Than Whites

HeadlineOct 01, 2021

A new study in The Lancet finds that over half of all police killings in the U.S. go unreported in government data. That represents over 17,000 deaths at the hands of the police since 1980. Police killings of Black Americans is the most undercounted, at a rate of 60%. The police also kill Black people at a disproportionate rate that’s 3.5 times higher than white people.

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