Police-Related Deaths and Neighborhood Economic and Racial/Ethnic Polarization, United States, 2015–2016

Researchers have found police-related death rates are highest in neighborhoods with the greatest concentrations of low-income residents and residents of color. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health Jan. 24, concludes that neighborhood context matters—beyond individual race/ethnicity—for understanding, preventing, and responding to the occurrence of police-related deaths.

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Authors: Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull, and Nancy Krieger
Published By: American Journal of Public Health
Date: Jan. 24, 2019
Publication Link: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304851