A new investigation by In These Times has revealed that, by percentage of population, Native Americans are more likely to be killed by police than any other sector — including African Americans.
It also found that while cases of African-American police deaths tend to dominate headlines, killings of Native people go almost entirely unreported by mainstream US media.
In These Times said that the Centre on Juvenile and Criminal Justice looked at data collected from medical examiners in 47 states between 1999 and 2011. It found that by age, Native Americans aged 20-24, 25-34 and 35–44 were three of the five groups most likely to be killed by police. The other two groups were African Americans aged 20-24 and 25-34.
Analysis of data from 1999 to 2014 shows that Native Americans are 3.1 times more likely to be killed by police than white Americans.