VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.
— Police shootings, killings and traffic fatalities rose in the U.S. over the weekend, reaching their highest level in almost two weeks.
The number of people killed by police jumped 11% in the 24 hours to Sept. 24, surpassing a previous record set on Nov. 17.
“It was a dramatic spike,” said Paul T. Ryan, chief executive of the Police Executive Research Forum, a research group based in Washington, D.C. More than 30,000 people were shot in the country in the first three months of 2017, according to the Police Department, up from 23,500 the year before.
The national homicide rate is more than four times that.
The number of police-involved deaths has reached its highest level since June 2013.
Police and other law enforcement officers have also shot and killed more people since President Donald Trump took office in January.
The total number of shooting deaths by police has risen by a total of 5,957, or 24%.
Officers have shot and injured more people this year than in the same period last year, according a tally from the Police Foundation, a Washington-based nonprofit group.
It is unclear how many officers have shot in 2017, since data is not publicly available.
A U.N. report on Friday said there was no evidence that officers have been more likely to use deadly force than civilians.
The report did not say how many people had been shot.
In Virginia Beach, officers shot and wounded three people, including a 15-year-old boy who died from his wounds, according the Police Association of Virginia Beach.
An off-duty police officer, who declined to be identified by name, was wounded in the leg.
The boy was treated and released.
The police chief, who is also a U.P.P., was not injured.
Officials said there were no reports of anyone being injured by gunfire.