283 People Have Already Been Killed by Police this Year, Setting Record Pace

Sunday, March 26, 2017
By Paul Martin

Jack Burns
March 26, 2017

There are detailed mortality statistics, maintained by the government, on just about every cause of death of Americans, with the exception of one category; death by cop. Perusing through the FBI’s database, there’s even a category called “Law Enforcement Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty.” However, as The Free Thought Project has previously reported, there are still no statistics on the number of citizens killed by police officers.

There exists, however, a citizen-run database which estimates the number of people killed by police has exceeded 1,000 per year since 2014. So far, according to Killed By Police’s findings, 2017 will be no different. This year, if the pace of police killings doesn’t change, at least one thousand people will lose their lives in officer-involved shootings.

During the first quarter of 2017 (and it’s not yet over), based upon media reports alone, police officers around the country have killed 283 people, while only 28 police officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. Of those 28, only a few (8) were killed as a direct result of violence.

The number of those killed by police may be much higher, as the Killed By Police website relies on data mining of news stories to compile its statistics, an unreliable method at best. The fact the government does not maintain such an invaluable database serves as fodder for conspiracy theorists, who may conclude the government is trying to cook the books and hide the real numbers.

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One Response to “283 People Have Already Been Killed by Police this Year, Setting Record Pace”

  1. Robert Edward Lee

    In the new enlarged 15 state version of The Confederate States Of America for white Christian patriots ONLY … this # might only be about 10 !? Adam 12 and Andy Griffith aren’t shoot happy. Then too … there wouldn’t be a bunch of dumbed down apes running amuck either.


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