POLICE KILLINGS IN 2015 AND RACE/ETHNICITY

DETAILS OF ANALYSES OF POLICE KILLINGS IN WASHINGTON POST DATABASE

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POLICE KILLINGS OF PERSONS WHO WERE NOT ATTACKING

  ATTACKING NO ATTACK TOTAL
WHITE

Row %

382

83.0%

78

17.0%

460

100%

NONWHITE

Row %

297

71.2%

120

28.8%

417

100%

TOTAL 579 198 877*

 Χ2=17.48

p<.0001

*Cases with missing data on either variable were deleted.

 

BRIEF SUMMARY

Of those killed by police, 17% of W were not attacking, while 29%of NW were not attacking.

That raw 12% difference translates into a relative difference of 70.6% (12/17)

 

POLICE KILLINGS OF PERSONS WHO WERE UNARMED

 

 

  ARMED NOT ARMED TOTAL
WHITE

Row %

442

93.5%

31

6.6%

473

100%

NONWHITE

Row %

383

86.8%

58

13.2%

441

100%*

TOTAL 825 89 914*

 

 

Χ2=13.30

p=.001

*Cases with missing data on either variable were deleted. Some TOTAL figures may not equal 100% due to rounding

BRIEF SUMMARY

Of those killed by police, 6.6% of W were killed while not armed, and 13.2% of NW were killed while not armed.

That raw 6.6% difference translates into a relative difference of 100% (6.6/6.6)
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