Which of the following types of murder is least common in the United States?
Murders committed by police officers against civilians are one of the least common types of murder in the United States. From 2005 to 2014, an average of five officers per year were indicted for such crimes, and an average of one per year were convicted of committing them. In comparison, white people murdered an average of about 599 black people per year from 1980 to 2018, while black people murdered an average of about 1,369 white people per year during this period. The U.S. is the third-most populous nation in the world, with more than 330 million people, 800,000 law enforcement officers, and 17,000 murders per year. This plethora of people and homicides enables the media, activists, and politicians to create misleading impressions about their frequency by focusing the public's attention on certain events while ignoring others.