A question on so many minds is “How many Americans are killed by police?”
The website killedbypolice.net is doing a good job at tracking data as far back as two years ago.
While you can find details of each death on the site, I compiled the monthly numbers into an easy-to-read bar graph.
|2013 May||104 deaths|
|2013 June||122 deaths|
|2013 July||108 deaths|
|2013 August||92 deaths|
|2013 September||83 deaths|
|2013 October||108 deaths|
|2013 November||78 deaths|
|2013 December||72 deaths|
|2014 January||79 deaths|
|2014 February||63 deaths|
|2014 March||102 deaths|
|2014 April||95 deaths|
|2014 May||105 deaths|
|2014 June||95 deaths|
|2014 July||97 deaths|
|2014 August||109 deaths|
|2014 September||80 deaths|
|2014 October||91 deaths|
|2014 November||94 deaths|
|2014 December||90 deaths|
|2015 January||91 deaths|
|2015 February||85 deaths|
|2015 March||115 deaths|
The average variance between months of different years is 14 deaths.
July 2013/2014 had the largest variance at 27 deaths.
May 2013/2014 had the lowest variance at 1 death.
Of the 23 months listed:
8 months saw over 100 deaths a month,
8 months saw 90-100 deaths a month, and
7 months saw under 90 deaths a month.
2013 (8mo: May-December): 767 police-related deaths averaging 96 per month.
2014 (12mo: January-December): 1100 police-related deaths averaging 92 per month.
2015 (3mo: January-March): 291 police-related deaths averaging 97 per month.
The number of Americans killed by police each month averages 94 people per month.
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