Fatal Police Shootings in Ohio


Since 2015, The Washington Post has been logging every fatal shooting by an on-duty police officer in the United States, motivated primarily by the realization that the FBI database tends to underepresent fatal police shootings by more than half (because all police departments do not report all shootings).

Ani Ruhil https://aniruhil.org

The Post’s data relies primarily on news accounts, social media postings and police reports. Analysis of more than five years of data reveals that the number and circumstances of fatal shootings and the overall demographics of the victims have remained relatively constant.

The Post’s database gives us the essential information we can build from by incorporating attributes of the areas where these shootings occur. There are other data-sets that go beyond just those encounters that result in fatal shootings but those will come into play in later posts. For now, I want a quick {mapview} object that locates fatal shootings in Ohio.


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Ruhil (2021, April 26). From an Attican Hollow: Fatal Police Shootings in Ohio. Retrieved from https://aniruhil.org/posts/2021-04-16-fatal-police-shootings/

BibTeX citation

  author = {Ruhil, Ani},
  title = {From an Attican Hollow: Fatal Police Shootings in Ohio},
  url = {https://aniruhil.org/posts/2021-04-16-fatal-police-shootings/},
  year = {2021}