Black Americans Killed by Police Twice as Likely to Be Unarmed as White People

According to a Guardian investigation, black Americans are more than twice as likely to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police as white people. The investigation found that 102 of 464 people killed so far this year in incidents with law enforcement officers were not carrying weapons. An analysis of public records, local news reports and Guardian reporting found that 32% of black people killed by police in 2015 were unarmed, as were 25% of Hispanic and Latino people, compared with 15% of white people killed.



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