New Chart Ranks U.S. Police Departments by the Number of Citizens They Kill

Following the police killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and quite a few others, the Black Lives Matter movement exploded to a level that has never before been seen. Protests erupted across the country and even around the world.

There’s clearly a problem in America and it’s time to figure out how to fix it.

A New York law firm that works in police brutality litigation has conducted a new data analysis that resulted in the below visualization that shows which police departments kill the most citizens per 1 million people and then also takes a look at which police departments kill the most black people per 1 million black citizens (compared to other races) and finishes up by showing which PDs kill the most people for every 10,000 arrests. Check out the new infographic here:

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This information is not without its flaws but it helps shine a critical light on the problem and start a conversation that needs to be had.

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