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U.S. police killed more people last month than British cops did in 95 years

police shooting In the US at an all time high

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.

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.

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Via The Guardian (Click to enlarge)

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.

[The Independent] Featured image via doggiediamondstv.

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  1. Simon Peters

    December 12, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Don’t worry – American enthusiasts for the possession of firearms by all and sundry will ignore this fact. If you include all killings by guns America tolerates the death of over 90 people a day, on average. To live in America is to live in the equivalent of a war zone.

  2. John Wydra

    December 12, 2015 at 8:31 am

    JUST CURIOUS, DOES THIS INCLUDE NORTHERN IRELAND

  3. Elizabeth

    December 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Northern Ireland is part of the UK…

  4. SteveCampsOut

    December 14, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Everyone knows that the Irish use bombs right?

  5. Milliea Beckley

    December 15, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    do the
    english have police in northern ireland?

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