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Preliminary 2015 Fatality Statistics

Preliminary 2015 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

January 1 through May 22, 2015 vs. January 1 through May 22, 2014

  2015
2014 % Change
Total Fatalities 47 46 +2%
Firearms-related 14 17 -18%
Traffic-related 20 19 +5%
Other Causes 13 10 +30%
Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through May 22, 2015 vs. January 1 through May 22, 2014

2015 Fatalities by State


Texas 5
Alabama 4
Mississippi 4
Louisiana 3
Pennsylvania 3
Georgia 2
Kentucky 2
Maryland 2
New Jersey 2
New York 2
Arkansas 1
California 1
Colorado 1
Florida 1
Hawaii 1
Idaho 1
Illinois 1
Kansas 1
Nebraska 1
Oklahoma 1
Oregon 1
Tennessee 1
Wisconsin 1

Federal Agencies: 1
Military: 0
U.S. Territories: 1
Tribal: 1

Note: All data are preliminary and are subject to change.