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Causes of Law Enforcement Deaths

Over the Past Decade (2005-2014)

CAUSE OF DEATH 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 TOTAL
Aircraft Accident 2 3 3 3 4 2 1 3 1 0 22
Auto Crash
43 46 61 44 39 51 44 26 28 32 414
Beaten 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 8
Bicycle Accident 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Boating Accident 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
Bomb-Related Incident 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Struck by Falling Object 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Drowned 4 0 4 1 0 1 4 0 2 2 18
Electrocuted 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Fall 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 4 6 0 22
Horse-Related Accident
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Stabbed 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 5 2 0 13
Motorcycle Crash
5 11 10 9 3 6 5 8 5 6 68
Physical-Related Incident
4 21 20 24 18 21 20 11 16 18 193
Poisoned 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Shot 60 54 70 41 50 60 73 50 33 48 539
Strangled 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Struck by Vehicle 16 16 14 18 11 13 10 14 12 10 134
Terrorist Attack 1 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
Struck by Train 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 163 157 192 148 125 159 170 125 107 117 1,463

ADDITIONAL DATA 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Female Officers Killed 5 7 6 15 2 7 11 12 5 4 74
Alcohol-Related Deaths 14 17 25 16 9 22 14 15 6 9 147
Drug-Related Deaths 10 12 22 9 5 14 10 8 3 7 100
Officers Killed Wearing Body Armor 55% 67% 70% 62% 65% 64% 64% 52% 50% 68%  



Updated April 9, 2015