Philly Police Shootings and Stops: Inside the Numbers

After a tumultuous summer of heated police interactions in cities around the country, a look at how the Philadelphia Police Department stacks up in key metrics.

This summer, police stops resulting in the deaths of two black men—one in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one outside of St. Paul, Minnesota—fueled protests across the country over the ways police interact with people of color. As Black Lives Matter and other criminal-justice reform groups continue to force the issue in national news, we look at how the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) stacks up in key metrics that have become flash points of the ongoing debate.

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Sources: City of Philadelphia Vehicle & Pedestrian Investigations Data; Mapping Police Violence

Published as “(Mis)Use of Force?” in the September 2016 issue of Philadelphia magazine.