Mental illness played a role in of incidents.
of the victims were white, while were black.
of the people killed in police shootings were under age 30.
of the people shot and killed by police were armed with a gun, while were unarmed.
of the people shot and killed by police had fled from officers.
of the people shot and killed by police were men.
Body-worn police cameras were known to be recording in fatal police shootings.
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963 people were fatally shot by police in 2016
There were fatal shootings in 2017 than in 2016.
Number of those fatally shot by police
Where the 2017 shootings took place
Each marks the location of a deadly shooting.
There are shootings with unverified locations that are not shown on the map.
Shootings per million people
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In 2015, The Post created a database cataloging every fatal shooting nationwide by a police officer in the line of duty, collecting data on those who were killed and details of the shootings. The effort began because data compiled by the federal government was unreliable and incomplete. The project was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
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Police shootings 2016 database
963 people were shot and killed by police in 2016.
Police shootings 2015 database
991 people were shot and killed by police in 2015.