Many people have stated that Zimmerman made a mistake by not waiting for the police. Granted. But why didn’t he wait? Was there a logical reason other than the allegation that he was out to hunt a black kid ? I’ve found something about police statistics if you were to rely on them to solve your problem of a violent nature: “The Police Officer's potential for hitting his adversary during armed confrontation has increased over the years and stands at slightly over 25% of the rounds fired. An assailant's skill was 11% in 1979. In 1990 the overall Police hit potential was 19%. Where distances could be determined, the hit percentage sat distances under 15 yards were: Less than 3 yards ..... 38% 3 yards to 7 yards .. 11.5% 7 yards to 15 yards .. 9.4% In 1992 the overall Police hit potential was 17%. Where distances could be determined, the hit percentages at distances under 15 yards were: Less than 3 yards ..... 28% 3 yards to 7 yards .... 11% 7 yards to 15 yards . 4.2% …… …… If there was a connection between range marksmanship and combat hitsmanship, one would expect the combat hit potential percentages, to be well above the dismal ones reported. That is because the shooting distance was less than 20 feet in 75 percent of the 4000 encounters studied.” http://www.pointshooting.com/1asop9.htm That doesn’t exactly build my confidence in the police. I am not trying to justify for Zimmerman. I am trying to explore whether the police’s typical capability justifies waiting for them when you’re in a dire situation.