By the Numbers: Florida Police Related Shooting Fatalities

By the Numbers: Florida Police Related Shooting Fatalities

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.

Unarmed Victims*

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 Data

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.

4 Responses to "By the Numbers: Florida Police Related Shooting Fatalities"

  1. You all sound pretty racist. Sounds like you all have some inner demons to work with. I assume you’re all fans of Alexander Stevens as well. You recite the cornerstone speech at night before bed instead of praying?

    So sad that you can’t see that our black brothers and sisters, who I know you don’t like to hear this, are Americans as well, and entitled to all of the same luxuries we enjoy as whites. Like not getting shot by police when we’re pulled over. They’re Americans too and they’re equal. Get over it.

    The black house is burning. All other houses stand. Black Lives Matter.

    I was in the military. I fought for liberty and justice for ALL. Not just you and your white supremacists friends.

    You should all read more. You sound like a little group of totalitarians.

    Tell me, what have any of you actually done for this country?

  2. 4 years of statewide stats doesn’t even equal 1 week’s worth of black-on-black stats in Chicago, LA, NY, or most any other Democrat-controlled city. And let’s not even get into abortion numbers…

    Let me know when those lives matter… too

  3. OMG yet another flavor of the day statistic which will become pretty much irrelevant on or about November 4th, 2020 after the Trump landslide, the Republican retained Senate, and the retaking of the House from the Godless leftists.
    Law and order will be restored for 1 year and 8 months until the Godless leftists once again unleash their hordes of rioters and killers upon our fair cities in their lame attempt to win the midterm elections.
    History proves what I just wrote will happen. Knowledge is power.

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