This tool is designed to help you hold Mayors, City Council Members and Police Chiefs accountable for police violence. You can use the tool to compare the 100 largest cities in the U.S. to identify which cities have the highest levels of police violence. You can also compare cities with similar sized populations and crime rates to show that, even under similar circumstances, some cities have higher levels of police violence than others. In doing so, we hope you will be better equipped to hold policy-makers accountable for changing the policies and practices that make police in their cities more likely to kill civilians. And after you've explored this tool, click here to learn about police violence in your state.
In 2014, 1 in 3 U.S. police killings happened in the 100 largest cities.
Black people were 21% of the population and 40% of people killed by police in these cities.
Most unarmed people killed by police in major U.S. cities were black (56%). Fewer than 1 in 5 (19%) were white.
An unarmed black person living in these cities was 6x more likely than an unarmed white person to be killed by police. An unarmed black person was almost as likely as an armed white person to be killed by police.
The Police Homicide rate for black men in 17 cities is higher than the U.S. homicide rate. Black men in these cities have a higher chance of being killed by police than the average American has of being killed by anyone.
Black men in six cities face a higher chance of being killed by police than the average American has of being killed in a car accident.
Use the "Find Your City" field to show data on one city or the "Filter by State" field to show the largest cities in a particular state. You can filter by race by clicking on the name of the race in the color legend and selecting "Keep Only".