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Percentage of fatal shootings by police in the U.S., from Jan.-Oct. 2015, by reason

This statistic shows the breakdown of fatal shootings by police in the United States, based on the actions of the person shot prompting the officer to discharge his/her weapon between January 1st and October 24th 2015. 28 percent of fatal police shootings during this period occurred because the person fired a gun immediately before being shot by police.

Share of fatal shootings by police in the U.S. between Janurary 1st and October 24th 2015, by prompt for weapon discharge

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Release date

October 2015


United States

Survey time period

January1st 2015 - October 24th 2015

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