Analysis of The Guardian’s “The Counted” project at the midpoint of the year reveals a number of horrifying statistics.
“The Counted is a project by the Guardian – and you – working to count the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in the United States throughout 2015, to monitor their demographics and to tell the stories of how they died.”
The running total currently stands at 547 people who have lost their lives at the hands of the police, although this total usually lags behind by a couple of days as it takes time to gather facts and validate them.
However, based on the current terrifying average of 3 people killed per day, I estimate that the total will be around 553, with the final total for the year likely to reach a staggering 1106.
To put that into perspective, this is nearly as many…