Police Kill More Whites In Fatal Shootings, But The Rate Of Death Is Higher For Minorities

I have noticed that the Democrats are bringing up more discussion these days about racism in police departments against minorities, so I thought I would bring up some data from Statistica. The data show that more whites are actually shot dead by police than minorities.

Statistic: Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States from 2017 to 2020, by race | Statista
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The flip side to that issue, however, is that the rates of shooting deaths by police are actually higher for blacks and Hispanics. This is true on a per capita basis. It is odd that the rates for minorities are about double and triple the rate for whites.

Statistic: Rate of fatal police shootings in the United States from 2015 to December 2020, by ethnicity (per million of the population) | Statista
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