933 people in the U.S. were shot and killed by police in 2019. In 2017 and 2018, about an equal amount of people died this way, according to the Washington Post. As the below infographic shows, most of those killed by police are male and white. While around 331 of the deceased were white, 212 were Black. This is a relatively high share, keeping in mind that close to 13 percent of Americans belong to that race group.
Around 58 percent of those shot and killed by police carried a gun themselves. But in the case of 90 people, they were either unarmed or it is unknown if they carried a weapon. In 23 cases, the deceased had been seen with a toy weapon that was mistaken for the real thing.
Out of the 933 killed, more than 171 were listed as having shown signs of mental illness.