Whom The Police Are Killing
Thursday, January 13, 2000
According to the cases compiled by the Stolen Lives Project, ethnic minorities are 10 times more likely to be killed by the police than white people, with blacks being 13 times more likely. Here's the percentage breakdown (based on the 759 nationwide cases since 1990 for which race could be determined):
White 19.4 Minorities 80.5
Of that total...
African-American 44.9 Latino 27.3 Asian/Pac. Isl. 5.5 Native Amer./Haw. 1.4 Middle Eastern 0.5 Multiracial 0.9