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Every year, police in America shoot and kill more than 1,000 people.

Fatal police shootings occur at an annual rate of 3.1 per million residents, with an average of 1,011 annual victims. Everytown analysis of Mapping Police Violence 2013–2019, U.S. Census Bureau, “National Population by Characteristics, 2010–2019” datasets. U.S. Census Bureau, (2020), Doherty, L. and Bricknell, S. “Shooting Deaths in Police Custody,” Statistical Bulletin no. 19. (2020),; Independent Office of Police Contact, “Annual Deaths during or following Police Contact Statistics,” IOPC, (2020), Gagnon, M. “Police in Germany Kill More Than You Think.” DW,  (2017),; Independent Police Conduct Authority [New Zealand], “Annual Report, 2017–2018.” IOPC, (2019),

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