December 29, 2017

Fewer cops killed last year, more citizens killed by cops

Hit & Run, 2017 - Preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund finds that 128 police officers died in the line of duty in 2017—44 of them were fatally shot. Last year 64 officers were fatally shot. And since 2011, the numbers have largely gone down.

In the meantime, police have fatally shot 971 people so far this year—the youngest of them just 6 years old. Last year, 963 people were fatally shot by cops.

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