Black men between the ages of 15 and 34 were nine times more likely to be killed by U.S. police in 2016 than other groups, The Guardian reports.
Overall, 1,091 people were killed by police in 2016, a slight decrease from 2015's 1,146. However, racial disparities held firm. Last year 6.64 black people per million residents were killed by police. For white people, that number was 2.95 per million residents, and for Hispanics, it was 3.23. All of those numbers represented slight declines from 2015.
By the numbers
The four states (including Washington, D.C.) with the highest rates of police deaths per capita were Alaska, Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Oklahoma.
For reference, police have killed 69 people in Oklahoma in the past two years, compared to New York, whose police have killed 52 people despite a population five times larger.
"What is clear in this one instance: We failed."
—NYPD chief James O'Neill, after Danner incident
At least one in five people killed by police was mentally ill, The Guardian reports. In one instance, a 66-year-old woman with schizophrenia swung a baseball bat at an officer, who then opened fire.
Of those killed, 142 people allegedly pointed a gun (or a non-lethal gun, such as a BB gun) at police before being killed.