According to data gathered and published by the Washington Post, the number of people killed in police related shootings in Florida has varied little from year to year during the period of 2015 to 2018.
From 2015 to 2018, the total number of police shooting fatalities in Florida ranged from a low of 58 in 2017 to a high of 64 in 2018. See chart below.
The frequency of police related shootings in 2018 based on total arrests and violent arrests are shown in the table below for the US and Florida.
The data indicates that in Florida for every 10,000 arrests there were approximately 1 (0.89) police related shooting fatality. In 2018, there were approximately 716,000 arrests.
The Florida rate is comparable to the US rate of 0.96 fatalities per 10,000 arrests.
The data also indicates that for every 10,000 violent arrests in Florida, there were approximately 19 (18.9) police related shooting fatalities. In 2018 there were approximately 33,800 violent arrests in Florida.
This rate is also comparable to the US rate of 19.04 fatalities per 10,000 arrests.
The Washington Post database data includes information that indicates if the shooting victims were armed are unarmed. The chart shows that the number of police related shootings of unarmed victims for each year from 2015-2018.
The data for Florida shows that the number of unarmed victims of police related shootings have fluctuated from 8 in 2015, 3 in 2016, 6 in 2017, and 6 in 2018.
The database shows no unarmed related police shooting fatalities in 2019.
Previous report: By the Numbers: Police Related Shooting Deaths in the United States
*In this report the word victim is defined as a person killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action.
The Washington Post began gathering data on police shootings in 2015. The data does not address deaths by other means and does not track the outcome of investigations of the incidents. The research project began after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. The Post won a Pulitzer prize for the research in 2016.