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Preliminary 2015 Fatality Statistics

Preliminary 2015 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

January 1 through August 31, 2015 vs. January 1 through August 31, 2014

  2015 2014 % Change
Total Fatalities 84 73 +15%
Firearms-related 25 30 -17%
Traffic-related 38 28 +36%
Other Causes 21 15 +40%
Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through August 31, 2015 vs. January 1 through August 31, 2014

2015 Fatalities by State


Texas 10
Louisiana 9
Georgia 7
Mississippi 5
Alabama 4
Kentucky 4
Pennsylvania 4
California 3
New Jersey 3
Colorado 2
Illinois 2
Maryland 2
Michigan 2
Missouri 2
New York 2
Tennessee 2
Washington 2
Arkansas 1
Florida 1
Hawaii 1
Idaho 1
Kansas 1
Nebraska 1
Nevada 1
New Mexico 1
North Carolina 1
Ohio 1
Oklahoma 1
Oregon 1
South Carolina 1
Wisconsin 1

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

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