chart comparing the total number of police killings in the U.S. with 9 other wealthy nations. U.S. police killed 1,099 people in 2019, while none of the other 9 countries compared had more than 36 police killings in the most recent year with data

Data Source: Data compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative from news sources, government reports, and advocacy groups. Data from the U.S., the Netherlands, England and Wales, and Iceland are from 2019. Data from Australia, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and Norway are from 2018, and data from Canada are from 2017. For details, see: www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2020/06/05/policekillings/. (Graph: Alexi Jones & Wendy Sawyer, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in Not just “a few bad apples”: U.S. police kill civilians at much higher rates than other countries.

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