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Rate of police killings in selected countries 2019

The rate of civilians killed by police in the United States is far higher than in comparable developed democratic countries, with 33.5 people killed by police per 10 million residents in 2019. This compares 9.8 deaths per 10 million residents in Canada, and 8.5 in Australia - perhaps the two most comparable countries to the United States in many respects.

Rate of civilians killed by the police annually in selected countries, as of 2019

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures are for the most recent full year of data available as of 2019. Unless noted, values are for the 2019 calendar year.
** Data is from 2017.
*** Data is from 2017-2018 (1 year of data).
**** Data is from 2018.

Additional data from the and the Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs. Data from Stats NZ licensed by Stats NZ for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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