AMERICANS KILLED BY COPS

1297

2014

1307

2015

643

THIS YEAR

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EVERY 7 HOURSCOPS KILL AN AMERICAN CITIZEN
Days of Year * 24 Hours / Total Killed
1%INDICTMENT

 

Cops are indicted in less than 1% of killings,

but the indictment rate for Citizens is 90%.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

43%

"Always following the rules is not compatible with getting the job done."

52%

"It is not unusual for a police officer to turn a blind eye to improper conduct of other officers."

61%

"Do not always report serious abuse by fellow officers."

84%

"Witnessed fellow officers using more force than necessary."

$1,800,000,000

Estimated annual cost of police misconduct to taxpayers

DATA INCOMPLETE

Only a small fraction of the 17,000 law enforcement agencies track misconduct reports. The Department of Justice generated a report on police misconduct in the United States in 2001, and the report was based on statistics that were voluntarily given by 5% of the police departments in the United States.

4861

Reports

6613

Cops Involved

6826

Victims

  • Brutality

  • Sexual Assault

  • General

  • Theft

  • Raids

  • False Arrests

  • DUI

  • Assault

  • Shooting

  • Other