American Police Killed More People Last Month Than British Cops Have In 95 Years

78 people were killed by police in the U.S. in November.

A total of 1,063 people have been killed by police in the U.S. in 2015 and 78 people were shot and killed by officers in November alone. Apparently, things work a whole lot differently in the U.K.

According to a report from British newspaper The Independent, "In 95 years in the UK, police have fatally shot 51 people in single shooting incidents."

The report also notes that "there were no gun-related fatalities as a result of police shootings" in the U.K. in November.

A report from The Guardian earlier this year revealed that U.S. police kill more people in a number of days than many other countries do in the span of years. In Iceland, for example, only a single person was killed by police during the country's first 71 years of existence, where in Stockton, California alone, there were three fatal police shootings in the first five months of 2015. Australia saw 94 fatal police shootings between 1992 and 2011 -- three fewer than the 97 police killings the U.S. saw in March of 2015 alone.

A closer look at the numbers also reveal that people of color and people with mental illness are disproportionately affected by police violence in the U.S. -- to an alarming extent.

Despite the fact that this is clearly an epidemic, it wasn't until recently that the FBI and the Department of Justice finally announced they'd begin tracking data related to police violence in the U.S. as a result of the "embarassing" criticism they'd received over their failure to accurately keep track such critical numbers.

Protests related to incidents of police violence continue to take place throughout the country on a regular basis and activists have issued comprehensive plans aimed at reducing incidents of police violence.

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