A new study on police violence finds significant under-reporting of fatalities and greater risks for Black Americans
September 30, 2021
A new study from IHME analyzed data on police violence in the United States from 1980 to 2021 and found over half of deaths from police violence were misclassified or unreported. The researchers also found disproportionately higher rates of death in Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous people.
“Recent high-profile police killings of Black people have drawn worldwide attention to this urgent public health crisis, but the magnitude of this problem can’t be fully understood without reliable data," says co-lead author Fablina Sharara.
Theo Vos, Jaimie Steinmetz, Garland Culbreth, Lydia Haile, Hailey Hagins, Liane Ong, Aleksandr Aravkin, Theresa Bordianu, Xiaochen Dai, Mohammed Hassen, Simon Hay, Stephen Lim, Justin Lo, Tomislav Mestrovic, Ali Mokdad, Christopher J.L. Murray, Hasan Nassereldine, Quinn Rafferty, Amanda Smith, Stein Emil Vollset, Peng Zheng