The rate of police killings for non-Hispanic Black victims was about 3.5 times higher than that of non-Hispanic white people, and Hispanics were 1.8 times more likely to be killed by police violence than non-Hispanic white people.
here’s a rundown of the numbers that may stand out when the story of guns and gun violence in 2020 is entered into the annals.
• 3,010 — estimated number of people injured and killed in mass shootings. Despite shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, the number of shootings with four or more victims increased 50.5 percent in 2020 and reached the highest level since the Gun Violence Archive began tracking. A disproportionate share of the year’s mass shootings struck Black neighborhoods.
• At least 50 percent — the year-to-date increase in homicides in more than a dozen big cities.
• 989 — the number of people shot and killed by police. On-duty law enforcement police officers across the country have fatally shot nearly 1,000 people annually over the past five years. In May — the month of George Floyd’s death — police shot and killed 110 people, the most of any month since The Washington Post began tracking such incidents in 2015
• 1 in 38 — the share of Black men who will be killed by gun violence if current death rates hold.
• 378 — preliminary count of the number of times that members of militias or far-right groups committed acts of violence against, threatened, or otherwise interfered with racial justice protesters and intimidated voters in last year.
• Less than 30 seconds — the duration of a special session on police reform called by the Democratic governor of Wisconsin, following the shooting of Jacob Blake. GOP lawmakers brought the session to a close without addressing any proposals.