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In the U.S., do people of African descent comprise a greater portion of people killed by police or a greater portion of murder offenders?

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According to data from the U.S. Department of Justice, people of African descent comprise about 54% of murder offenders and roughly 33% of people killed by police. These facts don't excuse any unjustified killing by police, but they show that law enforcement officers are less likely to kill African Americans than others relative to the rates at which people of different races present a threat of murder.

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