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Preliminary 2015 Fatality Statistics

Preliminary 2016 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

January 1 through May 4, 2016 vs. January 1 through May 4, 2015

  2016 2015 % Change
Total Fatalities 34 33 +3%
Firearms-related 17 9 +89%
Traffic-related 12 16 -25%
Other Causes 5 8 -38%
Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through May 4, 2016 vs. January 1 through May 4, 2015

2016 Fatalities by State


Colorado 3
Florida 3
Maryland 3
Texas 3
California 2
Illinois 2
Iowa 2
Ohio 2
Virginia 2
Georgia 1
Indiana 1
Massachusetts 1
Mississippi 1
New Jersey 1
North Dakota 1
Oregon 1
South Carolina 1
Utah 1
West Virginia 1

Federal Agencies: 2
Military: 0
U.S. Territories: 0
Tribal: 0

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