Black Americans preferred to be robbed or burglarized than to have unprovoked contact with police officers, study finds

Black Americans preferred to be robbed or burglarized than to have unprovoked contact with police officers, study finds.

New research has found that most White Americans feel safe interacting with police, whereas most Black Americans fear that police will kill them and hurt their families.

According to the research, published in Criminology “approximately half of Black respondents preferred to be robbed or burglarized than to have unprovoked contact with officers.”

“The mission of policing is to protect and serve, but recent events suggest that many Americans, and especially Black Americans do not feel protected by the police,” according to the researchers.