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Preliminary 2015 Fatality Statistics

Preliminary 2015 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

January 1 through April 20, 2015 vs. January 1 through April 20, 2014

  2015
2014 % Change
Total Fatalities 35 36 -3%
Firearms-related 8 13 -38%
Traffic-related 16 15 +7%
Other Causes 11 8 +38%
Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through April 20, 2015 vs. January 1 through April 20, 2014

2015 Fatalities by State


Alabama 4
Texas 4
Louisiana 3
Georgia 2
Kentucky 2
Maryland 2
Mississippi 2
New Jersey 2
California 1
Colorado 1
Florida 1
Hawaii 1
Illinois 1
Kansas 1
New York 1
Oklahoma 1
Pennsylvania 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.