Additional Statistics​

An estimated 669,100 law enforcement officers were treated in emergency departments across the nation for nonfatal injuries between 2003 and 2014, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

The rate of fatal work injuries for police officers in 2014 was 13.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, compared to 3.4 for all occupations. Similarly, the rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work among police officers was 485.8 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2014; the rate was 107.1 cases for all occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

LEOKA’s Latest Preliminary Statistics as of 12/23/2019:

  • 46 Law enforcement officers have been reported feloniously killed in 2019.

    • Two were victims of ambushes

    • Six were victims of unprovoked attacks

  • 41 Law enforcement officers have been reported accidentally killed in 2019.

Police officers are at a higher risk of suicide than any other profession. 13 out of every 100,000 people die by suicide in the general population – that number increases to 17 out of 100,000 for police officers

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