Looking at social media and the news a person could easily assume that police brutality is a major problem in the United States.
However, this is a false misconception.
In the following video FBI and U.S. census statistics are used to nullify the notion that police brutality is a common occurrence in America.
Here is a breakdown of the video that is posted below:
According to the 2012 U.S. Census there are approximately 314 million people living in the United States, and there are only 670 thousand police officers.
This equates to less than two and half officers for every one thousand people.
Police officers are 0.22% of our population.
Officers will come in contact with 17% of the population, and arrest less than 4% of the population.
Of the 53 million citizens that came in contact with police there were only 26,000 complaints of excessive force, and only 8% or 2,080 of these complaints had any merit. This equates to 0.0039% of all law enforcement contacts are excessive force.
In the same timeframe 84,736 citizens reported being raped, there were 30,800 deaths from traffic collisions, and 14,827 murders,
This statistic shows you are 7 times more likely to be murdered, 15 times more likely to die in a crash, and 42 times more likely to be raped.
Watch the video here: