GBD Study | Co-First Author on Police Violence in the United States (1980-2018) - Part 2

Published September 30, 2021

Video transcript: In IHME’s recent paper on fatal police violence by race, ethnicity, and state in the United States, we found that Black Americans were 3.5 times more likely to be killed by police than White Americans. Indigenous and Hispanic Americans were almost twice as likely to be killed by the police than White Americans. Police violence against Black people was higher every year from 1980 to 2018 than it was for White people in the United States. Since 1980, this racial disparity has remained largely unchanged. All of these statistics really outline the systemic racism that is driving police violence in the US. Police violence is a public health issue. Violence is a public health issue. And systemic racism is a public health issue.