Police Involved Shootings in the United States

January 1, 2015 – July 9, 2016

Shootings per
Million by State

Between January 1, 2015 and July 9, 2016, 1,715
people were killed by police in the United States.
That amounts to roughly 3.1 people per day.

New Mexico had the highest normalized rate
of police involved shootings in this time period,
with 17.26 for every million residents.

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New Mexico

17.26 shootings per million

Shootings (Raw Count)
by State

Of all 50 states, California had the greatest number
of shootings in this time period at 285. Texas and
Florida had the second and third most shootings
at 163 and 110, respectively.

Vermont and North Dakota had the fewest shootings
of all states, with only 2 each.

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285 shootings

How are Shootings
Distributed Over
the Course of the Year?

The data reveals no distinct temporal trends in police involved shootings.
However, in the time period surveyed, July 2015 and March 2015 had the most
shootings of any month at 124 and 113, respectively. June 2015 and April 2016
tied for the least, each with 80 shootings. There have only been 27 days in this
556-day time period in which no police involved shootings occurred.