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American Cops Just Killed More People in March than the UK Did in the Entire 20th Century


A new report by ThinkProgress.com unearthed disturbing figures when it came to the number of police-related deaths that occurred in America in the month of March alone.

Just last month, in the 31 days of March, police in the United States killed more people than the UK did in the entire 20th century. In fact, it was twice as many; police in the UK only killed 52 people during that 100 year period.

According to the report by ThinkProgess, in March alone, 111 people died during police encounters — 36 more than the previous month. As in the past, numerous incidents were spurred by violent threats from suspects, and two officers were shot in Ferguson during a peaceful protest. However, the deaths follow a national pattern: suspects were mostly people of color, mentally ill, or both.

This high number in March increased the average for police killings from every 8.5 hours, to nearly 1 police killing every 6.5 hours in the US.

These numbers are staggering and show a serious problem of the violent tendencies within the US policing apparatus.

Let’s look at our immediate neighbors to the north, Canada. The total number of citizens killed by law enforcement officers in the year 2014, was 14; that is 78 times fewer people than the US.

From 2010 through 2014, there were four fatal police shootings in England, which has a population of about 52 million. By contrast, Albuquerque, N.M., with a population 1 percent the size of England’s, had 26 fatal police shootings in that same time period.

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China, whose population is 4 and 1/2 times the size of the United States, recorded 12 killings by law enforcement officers in 2014.

On average, US police kill people at a rate 70 times higher than any of the other first world countries as they “protect and serve” the American citizens.

So much for the Land of the Free…..

  • Adam

    The point of this article is what exactly?

    The vast majority of the United Kingdom’s police force are unarmed because there are so few guns in the United Kingdom, 6.6 per every 100,000 per one source I have seen. Meanwhile, there are more firearms than people in the United States, thus police here in America could easily and rightly assume that every citizen they come in contact with could be armed.

    So you can either take this one way or another. Either stop bitching and moaning about the number of police shootings in this country, of which many are indeed lawful, or support gun control legislation.

  • Tim Stroud

    They have a lot less minorities causing over half of all crime and resisting arrest as well.

    • George Reichel

      Soros and the banksters are working on that problem though.

    • You have obviously never been to the UK. There are a lot of minorities there. The UK was a colonial power spanning the globe. All the nationalities of the old colonial empire are represented, people from India, from Pakistan, from Africa, from the Caribbean, the Middle East and much more. There are just less guns and most importantly, less paranoia, fear and anger.

      • Tim Stroud

        Yes I have on several occasions. I do not think they have as large of a population of minorities as we do. I also do not think they have one ethnic group that comprises only around 13% of the population committing just over 48% of all violent crime in the nation as we do either.