victims of fatal police violence in the US

hover over dots to see victim information, hover over counties to see population information

population count is represented by opacity level (more transparent for fewer people)

1these maps were originally titled, 'victims of police shootings in the US', however, in a small number of cases, victims were killed by other means (e.g. hit by car)
victims killed by police 1/1/2013 - 3/27/2018, from the Mapping Police Violence project

US population data from the US Census, American FactFinder 2016

Charges brought against officers

A few notes:

Police are charged and sentenced in less than 2% of deaths.

Women compose just 5.7% of all fatal police violence victims, but the officers who shot women were charged and sentenced 18.1% of the time.


code etc is on github