Fatal Encounters

The data on this website is from Fatal Encounters, a project to track all instances in the United States where people died during interactions with police. This is a work in progress, an effort to collect information about officer-involved deaths going back to January 1, 2000.

The database currently contains over 16,600 incidents between January 1, 2000, and today's date. The years 2013, 2014 and 2015 are complete, while cases from earlier years continue to be added. FE also has 32 completed states going back to 2000, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming with more being finished monthly. The whole country should be finished by December 2016. Please see here how you can support this project. Special thanks to Caspar Egas and Silk.co for setting up this page.

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Visualizations of all available data


With the latest update in September 2016, this database of U.S. officer-involved deaths now holds more than 15,500 records. Our records for 2013, 2014 and 2015 are complete: In each year, there have been more than 1,350 cases.

Map with all deceased by location

All markers are plotted on the location where the injury resulting in death occurred. Use the filters at the top of the map to select different locations and years.

Map showing the status of our data collection back to Jan. 1, 2000. All states complete from Jan. 1, 2013 until today.


Area map of per capita death count per state

Showing the number of deaths per 1,000,000 citizens per state.

Total deaths per state


Deaths per US state


Cause of death



Race of deceased


This chart by default excludes the incidents in which the data for race was not available. If you wish to add it in, just go under the race filter and add "Race unspecified."

Gender of deceased



Deaths per month


State totals

Per capita death count per state

Showing the total death count as processes so far per US state, divided by the total population of each state -- per capita figures are per 1,000,000 state citizens.

Per capita death count and state population

Per capita figures are per 1,000,000 state inhabitants.

States compared per year

Annual per capita death count per US state


Annual death count per US state


Top 10 states in per capita deaths 2013

Per capita figures are per 1,000,000 state inhabitants.

Top 10 states in per capita deaths 2015

Per capita figures are per 1,000,000 state inhabitants.

Top 10 states in per capita deaths 2014

Per capita figures are per 1,000,000 state inhabitants.

Top 10 states in per capita deaths 2016 (only partial data)

Per capita figures are per 1,000,000 state inhabitants. Note: This data only covers from January 1-March 25, 2016.

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