A new study has shown more people to have been shot dead by U.S. police in the month of November alone than British officers have killed since 1920.
According to The Guardian, American law enforcement fatally shot 78 people last month, whereas U.K. police have not shot and killed anyone in that same time frame. The study also states that only 51 people have been killed by British police in 95 years.
While Europeans have stricter laws leading to fewer crimes involving firearms, EU states have experienced vastly lower incidents of death from police officials than their American cousins. In 2013, only six bullets were fired in total by police in Finland and in Iceland, and only one fatal police shooting has be recorded in the 71 years of the country’s existence.
The U.S. on the other hand, does not keep an official record of police fatal shootings. However, The Guardian has found that 1,068 people have been killed from law enforcement nationwide, with 33 of the deaths reportedly being of unarmed back men.
The study also shows that only 34 of those shot dead by police were unarmed white men and of those, white men (452) doubled that of black men (217) who were killed by police gunshots.