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Causes of Law Enforcement Deaths

Over the Past Decade (2007-2016)

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Aircraft Accident 3 3 4 2 1 3 1 0 3 1  21
Auto Crash 61 45 39 51 44 27 29 34 34 29  393
Beaten 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1  9
Bicycle Accident 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  1
Boating Accident 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0  3
Bomb-Related Incident 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0  10
Drowned 4 1 0 3 4 1 2 2 1 2  20
Electrocuted 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0  4
Fall 3 0 0 1 4 4 6 0 2 1  21
Horse-Related Accident 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1  2
Job-Related Illness  30 34 28 29 27 21 23 32 31 15  270
Motorcycle Crash 10 9 3 6 5 8 5 6 5 10  67
Poisoned 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  1
Shot 70 41 50 60 73 50 34 50 43 66  537
Stabbed 0 2 0 0 2 5 2 0 0 1  12
Strangled 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1  4
Struck by Falling Object 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  1
Struck by Train 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  3
Struck by Vehicle 14 18 11 13 10 14 12 10 10 15  127
Terrorist Attack 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  6
TOTAL 202 159 135 169 178 137 116 136 137 143  1512

ADDITIONAL DATA 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Female Officers Killed 8 15 3 8 11 12 5 6 13 6 87
Alcohol-Related Deaths 26 16 9 22 14 15 6 9 5 9 131
Drug-Related Deaths 14 12 10 9 8 8 7 5 0 9 82
Officers Killed Wearing Body Armor 71% 62% 67% 64% 63% 51% 49% 67% 56% 64%  

Updated April 10, 2017

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