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Preliminary 2015 Fatality Statistics

Preliminary 2015 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

January 1 through August 1, 2015 vs. January 1 through August 1, 2014

  2015 2014 % Change
Total Fatalities 69 68 +1%
Firearms-related 19 28 -32%
Traffic-related 32 26 +23%
Other Causes 18 14 +29%
Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through August 1, 2015 vs. January 1 through August 1, 2014

2015 Fatalities by State


Texas 8
Georgia 7
Louisiana 6
Mississippi 5
Alabama 4
Pennsylvania 4
California 3
Kentucky 3
New Jersey 3
Colorado 2
Maryland 2
New York 2
Arkansas 1
Florida 1
Hawaii 1
Idaho 1
Illinois 1
Kansas 1
Nebraska 1
New Mexico 1
North Carolina 1
Ohio 1
Oklahoma 1
Oregon 1
Tennessee 1
Washington 1
Wisconsin 1

Federal Agencies: 3
Military: 0
U.S. Territories: 1
Tribal: 1

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