Between 2013 and 2019, police in the US killed 7,666 folks, in line with information compiled by Mapping Police Violence, a analysis and advocacy group. On Might 26, 2020 at 9:25pm (02:25 GMT, Might 27), George Floyd, a 46-year-old resident of Minnesota, grew to become one more sufferer of police brutality as he was killed in police custody whereas unarmed. Floyd’s demise has prompted hundreds of protesters to march in cities across the nation demanding justice and an finish to police violence.
The variety of police killings within the US disproportionately impacts African Individuals. Regardless of solely making up 13 % of the US inhabitants, Black Individuals are two-and-a-half occasions as probably as white Individuals to be killed by the police.
The map under reveals how disproportionate these killings are throughout the US’s 50 states.
Unsurprisingly, the three largest states – California, Texas and Florida – have the very best complete variety of killings of Black folks by cops. As soon as these figures are adjusted for the inhabitants dimension and demographics, in practically each state, African Individuals face a considerably larger danger of being killed by cops than white Individuals.
In Utah, the African Individuals comprise simply 1.06 % of the inhabitants however they accounted for 10 % of police killings over the previous seven years – a disproportional price of 9.21 occasions. In Minnesota, Black Individuals are practically 4 occasions as more likely to be killed by regulation enforcement, with Black victims comprising 20 % of these killed, regardless of comprising solely 5 % of the general inhabitants.