Building on this, Quartz did their own investigation into lynchings. Using material kept by Tuskagee University, a historically black college in Alabama, they looked at the number of black people who were lynched during the Jim Crow era of 1890 - 1965.
In total 2,911 people were lynched in the 75 year period, on average 39 per year. The worst year was 1892, when 161 black people were lynched. In the same year 61 whites were lynched.
In 2015, the number of black people shot by police was 258, 26 per cent of all deaths. 38 of those casualties were unarmed.
The trend for 2016 will beat this record. As of 07/07/2016 the number of black people whom have been shot dead by police was 123.