NEW STUDY: Americans 58 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Cops Than by Terrorists

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WASHINGTON, DC — Ever since information was released showing that Americans were 8 times more likely to be killed by police than by terrorists, more attention has turned to the problem of police misconduct in the United States.

But that attention is likely to become even more critical, given newly released FBI data from which a much higher figure can be extracted.

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When the totals are calculated, it turns out that Americans are 58 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement officers than by terrorists.

The new data includes an average figure of 545 people who were killed by local or state law enforcement officers that went uncounted in previous annual crime statistics reports, according to Sputnik News.


To make matters worse, it must be kept in mind that the vast majority of police abuse and killings go unreported.

The exact probability of being killed by police over being killed by terrorists could be much higher than 58 times — it could be 100 times for all anyone knows, given that police often cover up their misconduct.

The new research also determined that an average of 928 people were killed by police per year during the same period — but that number could also be a very low estimate, because, again, police often do not report their misconduct.

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In contrast, the number of Americans killed by terrorists in the same period was 16, according to a US Department of State study quoted by Sputnik.

Sputnik News summarizes the results as follows: “Dividing the average of the number of people killed by police with the number of American citizens not in the military who were killed from terrorism, you get the 58, suggesting Americans are actually 58 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.”

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Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse. The aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.

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