How Many People are Killed by Police in U.S.? Who Knows?
Here's a pitch for a procedural: Cops track down the number of police shootings in the United States in a given year.
In some areas, such as Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Massachusetts, police shootings have increased, according to a report in Salon. Whether those numbers can be extrapolated to a national trend is not known though. Police departments are not required to release data on how many civilians are shot by officers each year and many don't.
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