Killed By The Police

A Data Story of People Who Died At the Hands of the Police in the U.S.

Original data collected by killedbypolice.net. Additional data for this Silk database collected by Crowdflower.

A Gallery of Those Who Died

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Aaron Devenere
Aaron Forgash
Adam Ignatz Bosch
Adam Thomas
Adrian Hernandez
Adrian Simental
Albert Hanson Jr.
Albert Manuel Vasquez
Alec Ouzounian
Alejandro Fernandez
Alejandro Nieto
Alex Alvarado
Alice Brown
Amilcar Perez-Lopez
Andre Maurice Jones
Andrea Naharro-Gionet
Andy Lopez
Angel Ruiz
Antoine Dominique Hunter
Antonio Guzman Lopez
Antonio Perez
Asa James Dolak
Benito Osorio
Bethany Lytle
Brandon Marshall
Breanne Michelle Sharpe
Brendon Glenn
Brian Newt Beaird
Brian Phillip Tacadena
Brian Pickett
Bruce Thomas Snyder
Caleb Wade Blackburn
Carey Smith-Viramontes
Carlos Oliva-Sola
Carlos Saenz
Cesar Mendoza
Chance Dale Thompson
Charles Burns
Charley Leundeu Keunang, "Africa"
Christian Siqueiros
Christopher George Louk
Connor Bishop Zion
Cory Lee Bush
Craig Schiffer
Daniel Cedar Saulsbury
Daniel Christoph Yealu
Daniel Houfek
Dante Parker
David "Dizzy" Martinez
David Sarabia
David Silva
Deangelo Lopez
Demouria Hogg
Deonte Traylor
Devin James Gates
Dewayne Deshawn Ward Jr.
Diana Showman
Donald Pinkerton-DeVito
Donny Gene Simmons Jr.
Donte Lamont Jordan
Elias Cavazos
Eric Marquez
Erick Balint
Erik Charles Lebak
Ernest Foster
Ernesto Flores
Ernesto Javier Canepa Diaz
Eugene Mallory
Eulizez Rodriguez
Fernando Escovedo
Francis Murphy Rose III
Francisco Manuel Cesena
Frank Alvarado
Gabriel Lopez
Gabriella Monique Nevarez
Gary Kendrick
Gerardo Diego Ayala
Gerritt D. Vos
Giacomo James Cargnoni
Gilbert Vanderburgh
Glen Griggs
Guadalupe Manzo-Ochoa
Guillermo Pablo Cedano
Gustavo Segura Acosta
Hans Arellano
Hector Jimenez
Hector Morejon
Henry Curtis
Hernan Jaramillo
Ja Ma Lo Day
Jacorey Calhoun
James Allen
James Jaimez
James Lee DiMaggio
James Moala Kofu
James Renee White Jr.
Jerry Lee Matheny
Jerry Vue
Jessica Gonzalez
John Brantley, Jr.
John Deming Jr
John Samir Zawahri
John Toretti
John Winkler
Johnny Martizez
Johnny Ray Anderson
Jonathan Larry Harden
Jorge Azucena
Jorge Ramirez
Jose Cardenas
Jose Jovanny Mendoza
Jose Raul Herrera
Joseph Duran
Joseph Slater
Josue Fuentes
Juan Carlos Ruelas
Juan Luis Acuna
Justin Bryan Harger
Justo Quintero
Kendall Walker
Kenneth Garcia
Kevin Shane McCoshum
Korey Marcel Germaine
Kris Jackson
Leigh Weeden
Lonnie Taylor
Lorenzo Garza Jr
Luther Lathron Walker
Maria Rodriguez
Mariano Joseph Mauro
Martin Figueroa
Matautu Nuu
Matthew Graham
Matthew Porraz
Mayra Cornejo
Meagan Hockaday
Merlin Factor
Michael Deluca
Michael Laray Dozer
Michael Reams
Milton Olin Jr.
Misty Holt-Singh
Monique Jenee Deckard
Monty Wayne Barker
Nancy Joyce Garrett
Nephi Arriguin
Nestor Cruz-Ciriaco
Noel Enrique Aguilar
Omar Abrego
OÕShaine Evans
Oscar Herrera
Oscar Ramirez
Osman Hernandez
Otavis Hall
Pablo Meza
Parminder Singh Shergill
Patrick Wayne Wetter
Paul Alfred Eugene Johnson
Paul Anthony Anderson
Paul Ray Kemp Jr.
Phillip Conley
Phillip Watkins
Quincy Williams
Ramiro James Villegas
Ray Dakota Scholfield
Raymond Johnson
Raymond Keith Martinez
Rayshawn Marquis Brown
Rene Garcia
Richard Fredrick Tis Mil Estrada
Richard Joseph Barrett
Richard ÒPedieÓ Perez III
Rigoberto Arceo
Robert Battaglia
Robert McAfee Jr.
Robert Palmer
Robert Paul Burdge
Robert Villa
Roberto Jose Leon
Rodrigo Cabral
Ronnie Ledesma Jr.
Ryan Carnan
Ryan Salonga
Saan Pao Saeturn
Salome "Jr" Rodriguez
Scott Dunham
Sergio Alberto Munoz
Simon Buckles
Steve Matthew Doll
Steven Anthony Motley
Steven Burke Petterson
Steven Hughes Henning
Terry Laffitte
Terry Lafitte
Thomas James McClain
Thong Kien Ma
Todd Allan Hodge
Tommy Ray Yancy
Tyler Damon Woods
Unknown (1)





Some findings:





At least 2,177 people were killed since May 1, 2013, with 1,117 of those deaths in 2014. So far, 440 people have been killed by U.S. police in 2015. Extrapolating that number would mean the total number of people killed by police would also be around 1,100 this year.

There are many similarities between last year and this year's stats on police killings. Explore the 2014 data here and the 2013 data here to compare numbers.



Although for 30% of the database race was undetermined, the remaining 1,600 deceased or so could be compared: a little over 32% were white and a little over 21% were black.





Death Count per State: California has the highest death count, followed by Texas, Florida and Arizona.

Death Count per Capita: 

Red states have a higher death count per capita. Oklahoma is the outlier with 6.9 police deaths per million residents. 

Death Count per capita (per million). Filter through Red, Blue, and Purple states. Source: killedbypolice.net



Death Count Per Capita: Taking population numbers into account, Oklahoma has the highest death count so far, with 6.9 deaths per million citizens

Cause of Death: Shootings are most likely to happen. Yet filtering through race shows that tasers account for about 11% of deaths with black victims.

Highest Death Count per Month: March is the deadliest month so far, with 116 recorded deaths.

According to the data we collected, more than 105 people killed by the police this year were unarmed. Visualizing that data shows that more than 30% of black people were unarmed, about twice as many as their white counterparts. 

Was the deceased armed? Black Americans killed by police are twice as likely to be unarmed as white people.

Did the deceased have any signs of mental illness? 

Data shows that at least 21% of the deceased had were known to have, or had shown, signs of mental illness. This leads us to consider, was unnecessary force used in restraining suspects? Are officers properly trained to handle cases such as those?



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