Police Deaths Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"44 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2020."

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"As of November 2021, 58 officers have been shot to death in the line of duty."

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"More than 22,217 officers have died in the line of duty since 1791."

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"In 2020, COVID-19 was the leading cause of death for officers, killing more than 300."

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"In 2021, more than half of police officer deaths were due to COVID-19."

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"Over a 10-year period, from 2009-2019, an average of 155 officers were killed each year."

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"16 female officers were killed in 2019, the highest number since 1974."

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"Texas had the highest number of officer fatalities in 2020 with 50 deaths."

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"Over the past decade, ambush-style attacks were the leading circumstance of fatal shootings of law enforcement officers."

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"In 2019, the death toll of U.S. law enforcement officers was the lowest since 2013."

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"Vehicle-related incidents were the second leading cause of death for law enforcement in 2020."

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"Between 1791-2021, there were 106 canine officers killed in the line of duty."

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