Over half of police-involved killings in 2020 began after non-violent incidents

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Information: Mapping Police Violence; Chart: Michelle McGhee/Axios

58% of police-included killings in the U.S. a year ago started when officials reacted to peaceful episodes, per the Mapping Police Violence data set.

Why it is important: This week’s deadly shooting of Daunte Wright close to Minneapolis started new fights and comes in the wake of cross country showings against police brutality.

Individuals of color are slaughtered by police at higher rates than white individuals in 47 of the 50 biggest urban areas in the nation, as per examinations from 2013 to 2020.

Albeit Black individuals are multiple times as prone to be killed by police than white individuals, they are 1.3 occasions as liable to be unarmed contrasted with white individuals.

Police killings have commonly expanded in rural and country regions and diminished in urban areas.

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