Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in California

California has a population of 39,148,760. In the year 2020, 152 people were killed by police in California, that number increased 4.83% over the previous year. The state ranks in the #14 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #14 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Hispanics which represent 38.88 percent of the population followed by Asians at 14.11%. You are 12.34 times more likely to get killed by a police officer if you are black in the state of California.

California

Police Killings

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 198
  • 132
  • 66
  • 0
General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 39,148,760
Black Population 2,164,519
Black Population % 5.53%
White Population 14,695,836
White Population % 37.54%
Hispanic Population 15,221,577
Hispanic Population % 38.88%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 1,179
Blacks killed by police 187
Whites killed by police 337
Hispanics killed by police 487
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 447.4 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 424.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 12.8%
Most dangerous city Emeryville