People shot to death by U.S. police, by weapon carried 2017-2018

Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States in 2017 and 2018, by weapon carried

People shot to death by U.S. police, by weapon carried 2017-2018 This statistic shows the number of people shot to death by the U.S. police in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, the U.S. police shot 41 unarmed people to death.
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Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States in 2017 and 2018, by weapon carried

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Weapon20172018*
Gun579549
Knife156177
Other73105
Unknown2657
Unarmed6841
Vehicle8534
Toy weapon2633
Weapon20172018*
Gun579549
Knife156177
Other73105
Unknown2657
Unarmed6841
Vehicle8534
Toy weapon2633
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This statistic shows the number of people shot to death by the U.S. police in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, the U.S. police shot 41 unarmed people to death.
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Release date
January 2019
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017 and 2018
Supplementary notes
* Data for 2018 is as of January 3, 2019.
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