Deaths by Police Officers US vs UK

Killings by Police Officers in Great Britain

There have been 109 recorded killings by the Police in Great Britain since records began, which means mostly over the last 150 years. This doesn’t include events such as the death of Liddle Towers were police culpability was never established, and doesn’t include deaths by security services in the Northern Ireland conflict. If we add those all in we get to just under 500.

Killings by Law Enforcement Officers in the US

The Counted Project records all deaths by Law Enforcement Officers in the US. The most recent years they have data show over 1000 deaths per year. Since Trump came to power numbers are harder to come by, but conservatively rougly 950-1000 Americans are killed every year by Police.

The US has 28.5 deaths per 10m population, the UK 0.5.

Killings of Police Officers in the UK

239 Police Officers in Great Britain have been killed in the line of duty, not counting accidents. Over 300 Police Officers died during the Northern Ireland conflict.

A UK Police Officer is more likely to die in the line of duty than kill someone,

Killings of Police Officers in the US

US Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty every year averaged 160 per year over the last 10 years, This is down from a peak of 250 a year in the mid-70s. The numbers of Law Enforcement Officers killed have fallen, as have overall crime.

A US Law Enforcement Officer is more likely to kills someone than die themselves by 6 to 1.

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