Sunlight Foundation: Blacks Injured by Police at 5 Times the Rate of Whites

The Sunlight Foundation has a fascinating look at the racial disparities in non-fatal injuries inflicted by police based on emergency room visits from 2001-2012.

Using the available data, a comparison of estimates obtained from the CDC’s Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) to national census population counts shows that black people suffered over five times as many nonfatal injuries per capita from law enforcement as white people did cumulatively over the years 2001-2012.

 

Sunlight Foundation Chart on Racial Disparity in Non-Fatal Injuries By Police

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