2021 Officer-Involved Shooting Database
The 2021 Officer-Involved shooting database compiled by the Washington Post has been updated and I don’t understand why people aren’t talking about it. Why aren’t politicians and activists taking a victory lap? According to the database, law enforcement officers shot and killed 888 people in 2021. That is a 13% decrease from 2020’s total of 1,021. It is also the lowest number of shootings recorded by the Post since in began in 2015.
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How to Use the Fatal Force Database
By: Joseph Giacalone
The Washington Post’s Fatal Force database tracks police officer-involved shootings in the United States. It is the only database in existence. The FBI will release one soon, but unknown when. It will be interesting to see if the FBI data coincides with the Post, or will it diverge.
The Fatal Force database has tracked over 5,000 fatal encounters with the police since 2015. Fatal encounters have remained steady: Continue reading “How to Use the Fatal Force Database”