Source: The Local
According to the Washington Post’s database of fatal police shootings, 990 people were killed in 2015. In Germany, ten people were killed by police last year, according to a report on Thursday by publishing groupFunke Mediengruppe, citing figures from the German Police University.
That means that while the population of the US is roughly four times that of Germany, the number of fatal police shootings there is about 100 times greater.
So far this year, 706 people have been killed by police in the US, according to the Washington Post. And by just January 5th of this year, more people (13) had been killed by police in the US than Germany’s total for all of last year.
The Funke Mediengruppe did note that the number of people killed by police had risen by three people in 2015 over 2014.
But the number of people injured by German police had dropped from 30 people in 2014 to 22 in 2015.