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No. 209, July 2017
 
4) Statistics on People Fatally Shot by Police in Germany
Every five and a half weeks an individual in Germany is fatally shot by police. A dossier by the German daily taz compiled the facts and assessed them. According to the taz’ researches, since 1990 at least 269 individuals in Germany died by shots from the police. The victims are almost exclusively male, rarely are they owning a gun themselves. And more and more frequently, persons with mental illnesses are affected. https://taz.atavist.com/polizeitote#chapter-1957584