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Illinois Data on Police Shootings and Violence

  • 10-20 Civilians are killed each year by law enforcement.

  • 600-900 Serious injuries occur annually from police interactions.

  • 74-140 Illinoisans have died due to police interactions since 2016.

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An empty hospital bed and room at the UI Health hospital.
Non-fatal hospitalizations
An average of 750 people each year will require medical care in a hospital setting following injuries caused by law enforcement
A courtroom in the Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Injuries and incarceration
Only 24.5 percent of all persons seeking medical treatment in a hospital setting were taken into custody following discharge.
A law enforcement official ejects pepper spray from a canister with police on horses in the background at a George Floyd protest in Columbus, Ohio.
Disparities in injuries
African Americans, homeless individuals, persons with motor disabilities and individuals with psychiatric conditions are more likely to be injured, suffer severe injuries and be killed during contact with law enforcement.
Protestors in Washington, D.C. decry the police killing of Michael Brown.
Disparities in fatalities
African American males make up 6.6 percent of the state's population but comprise 53.3 percent of all persons killed by law enforcement.

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