Mapped: Race and Police Violence

Using data from Fatal Encounters, we mapped the fatalities of police violence in various U.S. cities over the past decade, noting the race/ethnicity of the victims, and the racial demographics of the neighborhood.

The evidence is clear: Black and brown neighborhoods are over-policed, and cops in those neighborhoods are primed to respond with more violence than they would in white neighborhoods.



  1. Yikes, problematic map? What percentage of these shootings were justified? I would bet the vast majority

    Just a reminder also, the Rayshard Brooks and Freddie Gray shootings were both found by courts to be justifiable.


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