Part 1: Police shooting victim demographics
The data in part 1 represents the 5,338 fatal police shooting victims in the United States from January 1st, 2015 to March 26th, 2020. Since the data analysis began on the 26th, there have been 28 more fatal police shootings (updated June 4th, 2020). These shootings are not a part of the data below. Also, the data only shows those killed by a firearm. Therefore, the deaths of George Floyd, Eric Garner, and any other person killed by the police without a firearm are not represented in the data. Finally, the 607 killings where, by the 26th, the race of the victim was unreported or unknown are removed from the calculations.
Part 2: Police officer killing demographics
The data in part 2 represents police officers feloniously killed between 2015-2019. Data about police shooting victims has been adjusted to fit the same range of time (the data from 2020 is removed), therefore the data is slightly different from part 1. Also, this comparison is not perfectly comparable, as the police officers feloniously killed include those killed by any means, whereas the police shooting victims include only those killed by firearms. Some police officer deaths included multiple assailants, which also may slightly skew the data. The database containing demographics of assailants in police officer killings considered hispanic people as falling under the demographic category of "white." Therefore, in part 2, the demographic of "white" also includes hispanic people for both officers feloniously killed and police shooting victims to allow for a more fair comparison. Data where the race was unreported or unknown was removed from the calculations.
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