Homicides By Police Reach An All-Time High In 2015, Nearly Double The Rate Of Previous Record
As first reported by the Washington Post, homicides by on-duty Law Enforcement Officers have reached an all-time high in 2015. Although, the number of deaths by law enforcement officers is a particularly nebulous figure as 'justifiable homicides' are self-report data, i.e. submitted on a voluntary basis by law enforcement agencies, as such the following data represent only a fraction of the actual homicides.
The following figure compares 'justifiable homicides' by law enforcement officers and citizens over the previous 20 years.