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Police Killed More Native Americans in 2016 Than Previous Year


January 9, 2017

The number of Native Americans killed by police nearly doubled in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to reports.

Last year, an estimated 21 Native Americans were killed by law enforcement. In 2015, police killed 13 Native Americans, The Counted, a tabulation of all police killings in the U.S., revealed.

A 2014 study by The Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice reported that, per capita, Native Americans are more likely to be killed by police than any other demographic in the U.S.


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