Monday, July 11, 2016

Deaths Due to Legal Intervention

How many Americans die as a result of law enforcement action each year? More than 500, reports the National Center for Health Statistics. Here is the recent trend in deaths due to what the government calls legal intervention...

Deaths due to legal intervention
2014: 515
2013: 516
2012: 550
2011: 492
2010: 412

Males accounted for all but 28 of the 515 deaths due to legal intervention in 2014—or 95 percent of the total. By race and Hispanic origin, 261 of the decedents were non-Hispanic White (51 percent of the total), 133 were Black (26 percent), and 101 were Hispanic (20 percent).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Mortality Data, Deaths: Final Data for 2014

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