List of killings by law enforcement officers by country

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This is a list of killings by law enforcement officers by country.

List[edit]

Country (or dependent territory,

subnational area, etc.)

Region People killed by
security forces
Breakdown Population Rate per 10 million people Year listed Notes Source
Police
Military
Intelligence
agencies
Other
 Syria Asia 4162 18,270,000 2278.0 2018 [1]
 Venezuela Americas 5287 32,381,000 1632.7 2018 [2]
 El Salvador Americas 609 6,380,000 954.5 2017 [3][4]
 Nicaragua Americas 325+ 6,218,000 522.7 2018 Up to 535 [5]
 Palestinian territories Asia 238 4,685,000 508.0 2018 Palestinian civilians killed by Israeli security forces [6]
 Jamaica Americas 137 133 4 0 0 2,898,000 472.7 2018 [7]
 Trinidad and Tobago Americas 46 46 0 0 0 1,354,000 339.7 2014 [8]
 Philippines Asia 3451 107,048,000 322.5 2016/7 [9]
 Brazil Americas 6160 210,085,000 293.2 2018 [10]
 Bahamas Americas 11 11 0 0 0 399,285 275.7 2018 [11]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Americas 2 2 0 0 0 110,211 181.8 2018 [12]
 Afghanistan Asia 606 49 267 234 56 35,530,000 170.5 2018 [13]
 Guyana Americas 12+ 12 0 0 0 787,076 152.5 2018 [14][15][16][17][18]
 Dominican Republic Americas 142 134 5 0 3 10,770,000 131.8 2017 [19]
 Honduras Americas 92 8,352,000 110.2 2011 [20]
 South Africa Africa 436 56,720,000 76.9 2017/8 [21]
 Central African Republic Africa 30+ 30+ 4,659,000 64.4 2015/6 18 documented executions with credible information about 12 other cases [22]
 Lesotho Africa 19 2,233,000 63.8 2017/8 Data from 16 months, rate divided accordingly. [23]
 Burkina Faso Africa 116 19,190,000 60.4 2018/9 From September 2018 to February 2019 [24]
 Saint Lucia Americas 1 1 0 0 0 178,844 56.2 2019 [25]
 Burundi Africa 39 10 1 2 26 10,860,000 53.9 2018 Data from 8 months, rate multiplied accordingly. [26]
 Uruguay Americas 17 3,469,551 49.0 2018 [27]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa 389 81,340,000 47.8 2018 [28]
 Nigeria Africa 841 190,900,000 44.0 2018 [29]
 Kenya Africa 222 50,950,879 43.5 2018 [30]
 Iraq Asia 149+ 39,309,783 37.9 2019 [31]
 Angola Africa 100+ 28,810,000 34.7 2016 Data from capital city only. [32]
 Colombia Americas 169 97 72 0 0 49,070,000 34.1 2017 [33]
 Mali Africa 60+ 18,540,000 32.3 2018 [34]
 Sudan Africa 138+ 43,110,00 32.1 2019 [35][36]
 Rwanda Africa 37+ 11,920,000 31.0 2016/7 [37]
 United States Americas 996 328,485,000 30.4 2018 See also: List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States [38]
 Mexico Americas 371 145 170 0 56 124,041,731 30.0 2017 [33]
 Bangladesh Asia 466 164,700,000 28.3 2018 [39]
 Pakistan Asia 495 197,000,000 25.2 2017 [40]
 Argentina Americas 110 44,270,000 24.8 2018 [41]
 Swaziland Africa 3+ 1,357,161 22.1 2019 [42]
 Egypt Africa 212 97,550,000 21.2 2018 Counted using graph [43]
 Malta Europe 1 0 1 0 0 493,559 20.0 2019 [44]
 Luxembourg Europe 1 1 0 0 0 590,321 16.9 2018 [45]
 Canada Americas 36 37,060,000 9.7 2017 See also: List of killings by law enforcement officers in Canada [46]
 Sweden Europe 6 6 0 0 0 9,995,000 6.0 2018 [47][48]
 Finland Europe 3 3 0 0 0 5,503,000 5.4 2016 [49]
 New Zealand Oceania 2 2 0 0 0 4,794,000 4.2 2017 [50]
 France Europe 26 67,392,000 3.8 2018 [51]
 Denmark Europe 2 2 0 0 0 5,707,000 3.5 2016 [52][53]
 Indonesia Asia 77+ 264,000,000 2.9 2018 As of August 17, 2018 [54]
 Netherlands Europe 4 4 0 0 0 17,080,000 2.3 2017 [55]
 Norway Europe 1 1 0 0 0 5,258,000 1.9 2016 [56]
 Australia Oceania 4 0 0 0 0 24,600,000 1.7 2016/7 [57]
 Germany Europe 11 11 0 0 0 82,887,000 1.3 2018 See also: List of killings by law enforcement officers in Germany [58]
 Hong Kong Asia 1 1 0 0 0 7,392,000 1.3 2019 See also: List of killings by law enforcement officers in China [59]
 India Asia 135 1,324,171,354 1.0 2016 [60]
 Portugal Europe 1 1 0 0 0 10,290,000 1.0 2018 [61]
 Taiwan Asia 2 2 0 0 0 23,580,000 0.8 2018 [62]
 Poland Europe 2 2 0 0 0 38,433,600 0.5 2016 See also: List of killings by law enforcement officers in Poland [63]
 United Kingdom Europe 1 1 0 0 0 66,040,229 0.2 2018 See also: List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United Kingdom [64]
 Japan Asia 2 2 0 0 0 127,185,332 0.2 2018 [65][66]
 Iceland Europe 0 0 0 0 0 350,000 0 2016 2013 was the only year in which police killed anybody [67]
  Switzerland Europe 0 0 0 0 0 8,420,000 0 2018 [68]

Historical data[edit]

Country 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
 Argentina 109 105 121 116 154 125 113 107 110 56
 Australia 3 6 4 1 3 10 5 4
 Bangladesh 208 154 192 195 162 466 204
 Burundi 265 59 39
 Brazil 4224 5144 6160
 Canada 28 29 23 23 24 36 41 36
 Colombia 236 163 169
 Dominican Republic 244 269 209 193 168 142
 Finland 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
 France 10 14 26
 Germany 8 6 8 8 7 10 11 14 11
 Iceland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
 Jamaica 357 210 219 258 115 101 111 168 137
 Kenya 143 205 256 222 58
 Netherlands 2 2 5 5 3 3 4
 New Zealand 0 2 0 2 0 3 3 2
 Norway 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
 Poland 2 1 2
 Portugal 5 1 3 2 0 0 4 2 1
 South Africa 423 400 394 436
 Sweden 0 1 0 4 3 2 3 1 6
 United Kingdom 1 2 1 0 1 3 4 6 1 2
 United States 994 962 986 996 505
 Uruguay 17 22
 Venezuela 5995 4998 5287

See also[edit]

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