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2011 Law Enforcement Fatalities

Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities
Preliminary 2011 Numbers
January 3, 2012

  2011  2010 % Change
Total Fatalities 177 153 +16%
Firearms-related 71 59 +20%
Traffic-related 64 71
-10%
Other Causes 42 23
+83%

Please note:
These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing December 31,2011 to December 31, 2010.

2011 Fatalities by State

Florida 14    
Texas 13    
New York 11    
California 10
   
Georgia 10    
Tennessee 7    
North Carolina 7
   
Missouri 6    
Ohio 6    
Arizona 5    
Louisiana 5    
New Jersey
5    
Michigan 5    
Virginia 5    
Pennsylvania 4    
South Carolina 4    
Alabama 3    
Illinois 3    
Oregon 3    
South Dakota 3    
Colorado 2    
Indiana 2    
Iowa 2    
Kansas 2    
Kentucky 2    
Maryland 2    
Minnesota 2    
Mississippi 2    
North Dakota 2    
Oklahoma 2    
Washington 2    
Arkansas 1    
Delaware 1    
District of Columbia 1    
Hawaii 1    
Maine 1    
Massachusetts 1    
Montana 1    
Nebraska 1    
Wisconsin 1    
Wyoming 1    

 

Federal Agencies: 12
U.S. Territories: 4

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