The data is in:
- Approximately 1,160 people were killed by the police in 2016 – about 3.1 people per day.
- A disproportionate amount of those killed were black.
- Blacks are at least 3 times more likely to be killed by the police than their white peers.
- Actually, some stats show that blacks are 9 times more likely to be killed by the police in certain areas.
- 25% of the blacks killed were unarmed.
- As a statement of fact, police departments across the country had no reliable data about police killings until 2015.
- Kern County, California is the deadliest county in the country for police shootings for a person of any color.
In the book, HOME ALIVE: 11 Must Steps to Surviving Encounters with The Police, Dr. Geoffrey Mount Varner shares the results of hundreds of hours of research, interviews with citizens, law enforcement, judges, and 20 years of treating patients.
Learn more about the book here.