A new report has found that in the past decade, there has been a steady increase in people who have been killed in cars or in a violent confrontation with police.

A new report from the Australian Crime Commission has found there have been 873 deaths in the United States since 2000.

The number of fatal shootings involving police officers has also doubled, with 8,908 fatal shootings taking place in 2017.

In the United Kingdom, there have also been a number of high-profile deaths involving police. 

The Royal Ulster Constabulary shot and killed an unarmed man in the middle of a street in 2014.

Three officers were jailed in 2016 for the murder of Black teenager Stephen Williams in north Belfast.

And in March this year, a British judge jailed an 18-year-old man in connection with a string of racist attacks against people of Indian origin in Glasgow.

It’s not just the United Arab Emirates that has seen an increase in police brutality and shootings, with four people killed in police custody in just one year.

In Australia, a new report found that more than 60 per cent of people aged 15 to 24 who have died in police hands in the last 10 years have been black.

More than half of those deaths involved fatal police shootings.

At least two of the fatal shootings occurred in the Northern Territory.

“This is a disturbing situation for the community and a clear risk to public safety,” Assistant Commissioner David Goulburn said in a statement.

Police are being asked to use all necessary precautions in their interactions with people of Asian descent, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with mental health problems, people of colour and those with disabilities.

For example, officers should: be aware of their surroundings at all times; use the right communication device to communicate; take precautions to minimise the risk of injury or death to those they encounter; be mindful of the physical characteristics of people of all ethnicities and backgrounds; consider that a person of Asian background may be more likely to be a victim of a fatal police shooting; do not confront people with their Asian identity or religion.

If you or anyone you know is at risk of becoming a victim, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to Crime Stokes NSW.

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