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What are some statistics on police brutality?

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Approximately 464 people were killed by police officers between January 1 and May 31, 2015, according to Huffington Post. This averages out to approximately three people a day in the United States.

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Shootings from police officers killed 385 people in 2015 as of May 30, which was about 2.5 people each day, Huffington Post reports. The numbers are slightly higher depending on the newspaper reporting them, as The Guardian reported 408 people being shot and killed by police in 2015. Because these statistics are only based on the reported killings, the numbers might be as high as twice that, which multiple news reports have mentioned.

A very small number of police agencies reported the fatal shootings to the FBI, explains the Huffington Post. That number is less than 3 percent of the nearly 18,000 police agencies, both local and state, who reported their numbers to the FBI. Three times more black people were shot and killed by police than other races. Within all the races, only 5 percent of the fatal shootings were of females. In the first five months of 2015, 20 women were fatally shot out of the 464 people killed by police officers.

A staggering 62.7 percent of unarmed people shot and killed by police were minorities, according to the HUffington Post. Officers were charged in less than 1 percent of the fatal shootings in 2015.

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