People shot to death by U.S. police, by weapon carried 2017-2019

This statistic shows the number of people shot to death by the U.S. police from 2017 to 2019, by the weapon carried by the victim. As of December 24, the U.S. police shot 37 unarmed people to death in 2019.

Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States from 2017 to 2019, by weapon carried

Weapon201720182019*
Gun579549515
Knife156177154
Unknown265757
Vehicle853456
Other7310553
Unarmed684137
Toy weapon263325
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Data for 2019 is as of December 24, 2019.

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