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Causes of Law Enforcement Deaths

Over the Past Decade (2004-2013)

CAUSE OF DEATH 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Aircraft Accidents 3 2 3 3 3 4 2 1 3 1 25
Auto Crashes 51 43 46 61 44 39 51 44 27 28 434
Beaten 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 8
Bicycle Accident 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Boating Accident 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Bomb-Related Incident 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 6
Drowned 3 4 0 4 1 0 3 4 0 2 21
Electrocuted 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Fall 1 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 4 6 23
Horse-Related Accident 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Job-Related Illness 19 24 21 19 23 18 21 20 8 13 186
Motorcycle Crashes 10 5 11 10 9 3 6 5 7 4 70
Poisoned 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Shot 59 60 54 70 41 50 60 73 50 31 548
Stabbed 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 5 2 14
Strangled 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Struck by Falling Object 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Struck by Train 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4
Struck by Vehicle 13 16 16 14 18 11 13 10 14 11 136
Terrorist Attack 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
Total 165 163 156 191 147 125 161 171 122 100 1501

ADDITIONAL DATA 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Female Officers Killed 9 5 7 6 15 2 7 11 12 4 78
Alcohol-Related Deaths 26 15 17 25 15 9 22 14 15 6 164
Drug-Related Deaths 15 10 12 22 9 5 14 10 8 3 108
Officers Killed Wearing Body Armor 53% 55% 64% 71% 62% 65% 63% 63% 52% 50% 906
Updated April 14, 2014