Of all Americans, African-American men are most likely to be killed by the police. For them, the risk is one in a thousand. This makes police violence one of the leading causes of death, especially for young black men, according to a study by scientists from three American universities, published earlier this month.
The risk for American men of being killed by police violence is on average one in two thousand, so twice as low. For women in the United States, the average chance is 1 in 33,000. The risk is lowest for men and women with light skin color, latina women and people from Hawaii.
Not only African American men are more likely to die in the US because of police violence, but African African women, Latin men, Indians and people from Alaska are more likely to die. For all population groups, the risk is greatest in the age category 20 to 35 years.
The scientists only looked at absolute numbers of people who died due to police violence; whether certain groups came into contact with the police more often than others was not included in the investigation.
The Washington Post keeps track of how many people are killed in the US by the police. Last year it concerned 992 people, this year it has been 570 so far. The Black Lives Matter movement has been protesting since 2013 against all forms of violence against African-American people, such as police violence, ethnic profiling and over-punishment of African-Americans in American circles. legal system.
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