US became world leader in number of police brutality victims

Monday, 8 June, 2020 - 10:32

None of the developed countries in the world has such a terrifying number of arrests, killings by police officers, and prisoners, as in the United States.

It is reported by CNN. The media emphasize that today there is no single system for calculating such statistics, however, even the information that is publicly available is enough to see the difference.
For example, between June 2015 and March 2016, 1,348 deaths were recorded in the United States during detention. The Bureau of Justice Statistics, which provided this data, notes that it did not take into account deaths under the jurisdiction of federal law enforcement agencies, which means the number may be higher. At the same time in Britain for the same period recorded only 13 deaths during detention.

American security forces also shoot at citizens many times more often. In 2018, The Washington Post counted 1,004 cases in which a policeman shot and killed a man. In Germany at the same time, the police committed only 11 murders, in Britain - 3 murders.
In 2018, 10.311 million arrests were recorded in the United States. That is, one arrest for every 32 US citizens. In addition, the United States is the state with the largest number of prisoners. As of 2018, there were 655 prisoners per 100 thousand people. For comparison, the indicator of Britain is 140 prisoners per 100 thousand people, Canada - 114, France - 100, Italy - 98, Germany - 75, Japan - 41. The second country after the United States in this ranking is El Salvador, where 614 per 100 thousand people prisoners.