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Tracking Police Shootings in the United States

by Michael McLaughlin
A map showing that the most shootings per one million people happen in New Mexico.

The Washington Post has created a series of data visualizations illustrating the number of police shootings in the United States. The visualizations show that the rate of fatal shootings—nearly 1,000 a year—has not changed since 2015. The visualizations also demonstrate that half of the individuals shot and killed by police are white, but that police fatally shoot black and Hispanic individuals at disproportionate rates. 

Take a look.

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