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Fatal Shootings By Police 1990-2000
Shooting Rates and Rankings of Prince George's and the 50 largest, local law enforcement agencies.

AGENCY Avg. Population of Service Area '90-'00 Avg. Number of Fatal Shootings by Police '90-'00 Fatal Shootings Per 100,000 Residents Fatal Shootings Per 1,000 Sworn Officers Fatal Shootings Per 10,000 Violent Crimes Fatal Shootings Per 100 Murders Fatal Shootings Per 1,000 Arrests For Violent Crime Fatal Shootings Per 10,000 Arrests For All Crime
New York 7,412,325 24.1 0.33 (28) 0.71 (43) 1.90 (45) 1.79 (41) 0.49 (45) 0.34 (42)
Los Angeles 3,564,159 19.0 0.53 (12) 2.19 (12) 2.77 (37) 2.44 (31) 0.84 (30) 1.15 (8)
Los Angeles Co., Calif. 2,548,467 15.7 0.62 (7) 1.95 (22) 5.23 (10) 4.70 (7) 1.30 (17) 1.68 (5)
Chicago 2,807,267 11.8 0.42 (22) 0.92 (37) 1.61 (46) 1.44 (48) 0.91 (28) 0.40 (37)
Houston 1,795,009 9.6 0.54 (11) 1.96 (21) 4.19 (17) 2.54 (29) 2.76 (2) 0.68 (22)
Detroit 991,589 8.6 0.87 (3) 2.16 (14) 3.42 (25) 1.68 (43) 0.83 (31) 1.05 (12)
Washington, D.C. 559,396 8.5 1.53 (1) 2.15 (15) 6.35 (5) 2.24 (34) 1.86 (9) 1.69 (4)
Phoenix 1,174,343 7.2 0.62 (8) 3.14 (3) 6.69 (4) 3.94 (14) 2.47 (3) 0.99 (14)
Philadelphia 1,503,744 6.9 0.46 (17) 1.06 (32) 3.31 (29) 1.68 (44) 0.70 (39) 0.87 (18)
San Diego 1,174,960 6.5 0.55 (10) 3.27 (2) 5.86 (9) 6.55 (2) 1.22 (18) 1.01 (13)
Baltimore 686,717 6.3 0.91 (2) 2.08 (17) 3.23 (31) 1.96 (37) 1.44 (13) 0.91 (16)
Miami-Dade Co. 1,108,050 5.0 0.45 (19) 1.78 (23) 2.84 (36) 3.29 (22) 0.91 (27) 0.74 (21)
Prince George's Co. 638,425 4.3 0.67 (5) 3.37 (1) 5.92 (7) 3.73 (18) 2.21 (4) 2.71 (1)
Jacksonville, Fla. 676,953 3.5 0.52 (13) 2.61 (6) 3.58 (24) 3.42 (20) 1.08 (22) 0.81 (20)
New Orleans 478,766 3.5 0.73 (4) 2.37 (9) 3.78 (23) 1.12 (49) 1.42 (14) 0.63 (24)
San Bernardino, Calif. 780,987 3.4 0.43 (20) 2.75 (4) 10.01 (1) 4.81 (6) 0.84 (29) 1.06 (11)
Denver 495,196 3.3 0.66 (6) 2.36 (10) 8.06 (2) 4.69 (8) 2.09 (7) 0.57 (28)
Las Vegas 774,551 3.2 0.40 (24) 2.05 (18) 4.27 (16) 2.82 (26) 1.81 (10) 0.47 (31)
Riverside Co., Calif. 715,452 3.1 0.43 (21) 2.73 (5) 5.90 (8) 3.79 (16) 1.71 (11) 1.98 (2)
Nashville 507,958 2.9 0.57 (9) 2.57 (7) 3.33 (28) 3.32 (21) 0.98 (24) 0.61 (26)
San Fransisco 738,744 2.7 0.37 (26) 1.35 (29) 2.61 (41) 3.06 (24) 0.59 (42) 0.58 (27)
San Antonio 1,098,229 2.6 0.23 (36) 1.42 (28) 4.35 (15) 1.83 (39) 2.15 (5) 0.89 (17)
San Jose 833,356 2.5 0.31 (30) 2.03 (19) 4.63 (14) 6.97 (1) 0.73 (37) 0.64 (23)
Cleveland 500,127 2.5 0.51 (14) 1.45 (27) 3.24 (30) 2.01 (36) 0.96 (26) 0.52 (30)
Memphis 619,511 2.5 0.41 (23) 1.67 (24) 2.63 (40) 1.63 (45) 1.20 (19) 0.42 (36)
Sacramento Co., Calif. 670,527 2.5 0.37 (25) 2.01 (20) 4.98 (12) 5.14 (5) 0.82 (33) 1.11 (9)
Harris Co., Tex. 923,115 2.5 0.27 (32) 1.03 (34) 4.99 (11) 3.70 (19) 3.47 (1) 1.83 (3)
Fort Worth 478,149 2.4 0.49 (15) 2.14 (16) 3.93 (20) 2.19 (35) 1.35 (15) 0.46 (32)
Dallas 1,074,406 2.3 0.21 (38) 0.81 (41) 1.44 (47) 0.95 (51) 0.75 (36) 0.28 (44)
San Diego Co. 779,510 2.3 0.29 (31) 1.29 (30) 6.31 (6) 5.92 (3) 1.07 (23) 1.21 (7)
Portland, Ore. 500,610 2.3 0.45 (18) 2.41 (8) 2.88 (35) 5.21 (4) 2.03 (8) 0.83 (19)
Oklahoma City 464,667 2.2 0.47 (16) 2.22 (11) 4.02 (19) 2.74 (27) 1.71 (12) 1.11 (10)
Milwaukee 601,709 2.1 0.35 (27) 1.02 (35) 3.33 (27) 1.51 (46) 0.61 (41) 0.24 (47)
Columbus, Ohio 663,548 1.7 0.26 (33) 1.09 (31) 2.65 (38) 1.83 (40) 0.40 (47) 0.97 (15)
Dekalb Co., Ga. 495,091 1.5 0.31 (29) 2.18 (13) 4.76 (13) 2.63 (28) 2.13 (6) 1.47 (6)
Hillsborough Co., Fla. 565,836 1.5 0.26 (34) 1.58 (25) 3.39 (26) 4.65 (9) 0.73 (38) 0.63 (25)
Baltimore Co. 715,705 1.4 0.19 (40) 0.88 (39) 1.91 (44) 4.33 (10) 0.57 (43) 0.43 (35)
El Paso 572,641 1.4 0.24 (35) 1.45 (26) 2.64 (39) 4.17 (11) 0.76 (34) 0.46 (33)
Seattle 531,183 1.2 0.22 (37) 0.95 (36) 1.99 (43) 2.30 (33) 1.15 (20) 0.34 (41)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg 582,972 1.1 0.20 (39) 0.89 (38) 1.29 (49) 1.51 (47) 0.30 (50) 0.40 (38)
Honolulu 870,135 1.0 0.11 (45) 0.54 (46) 4.05 (18) 3.19 (23) 0.98 (25) 0.21 (49)
Austin 555,760 1.0 0.18 (41) 1.05 (33) 3.09 (32) 2.54 (30) 0.83 (32) 0.26 (45)
Montgomery Co. 792,400 0.8 0.10 (46) 0.87 (40) 3.86 (21) 3.95 (12) 1.31 (16) 0.53 (29)
Boston 559,883 0.8 0.15 (42) 0.39 (49) 0.82 (51) 1.06 (50) 0.20 (51) 0.34 (40)
Orange Co., Fla. 513,837 0.8 0.15 (43) 0.71 (42) 1.39 (48) 2.88 (25) 0.37 (48) 0.25 (46)
Suffolk Co., N.Y. 1,210,314 0.7 0.06 (50) 0.28 (50) 3.02 (34) 1.95 (38) 0.53 (44) 0.22 (48)
Orange Co., Calif. 527,737 0.6 0.12 (44) 0.48 (48) 3.82 (22) 3.77 (17) 0.75 (35) 0.43 (34)
Fairfax Co. 866,305 0.6 0.07 (48) 0.59 (45) 6.95 (3) 3.94 (13) 1.13 (21) 0.20 (51)
Nassau Co., N.Y. 1,025,076 0.6 0.06 (51) 0.20 (51) 3.08 (33) 3.81 (15) 0.67 (40) 0.39 (39)
Palm Beach Co., Fla. 467,388 0.5 0.10 (47) 0.50 (47) 1.26 (50) 1.74 (42) 0.31 (49) 0.30 (43)
King Co., Wash. 603,139 0.4 0.06 (49) 0.61 (44) 2.18 (42) 2.33 (32) 0.42 (46) 0.20 (50)
MEDIAN     0.36 1.45 3.36 2.78 0.94 0.60
( ) - Numbers in parentheses indicate department's ranking within a category

Note: Based on the average number of fatal shootings and average number of police, residents, crimes, arrests and killings, 1990 through 2000. Data gathered through surveys of individual departments, state police agencies, FBI Uniform Crime Report data and the U.S. Census Bureau. All numbers were averaged over the 11-year period to compensate for discrepancies, extremes in fluctuation or missing years. Agencies chosen for comparison were county, city and consolidated city-county police agencies that on average served the largest number of residents 1990-2000. Prince George's was excluded from the median. All numbers rounded after calculations.

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