Tuesday, October 20, 2015

FBI: 51 Police Officers Killed in Felonies 2014

From the Washington Post:

FBI says 51 police officers murdered in the line of duty during 2014

Of 96 American police officers who were killed in the line-of-duty in 2014, 51 of them were killed as a result of felonious acts, according to new statistics released by the FBI on Monday.

While the number of officers killed feloniously was up significantly year-over-year — there were just 27 officers killed feloniously in 2013, according to the FBI, the lowest number of officers murdered in the line of duty in at least a decade — it remains fewer than the 56 officers murdered in 2010 and 55 officers murdered in 2005.

Despite the year-over-year increase, the number of officers that the FBI says were murdered in the line of duty in 2014 was in line with the 10-year average. On average, 50.5 police officers per year have been murdered in the line of duty during the last decade. The FBI’s release last year gave no reason for 2013’s uncharacteristically low number of officers feloniously killed.
(Provided by the FBI)
Only one of the officers feloniously killed in 2014 was by an unarmed person.
Of the other 50 officers, 46 were killed using firearms (33 were killed with handguns, 10 with rifles, and three with shotguns). Four officers were killed when they were struck or run over by a vehicle.

The FBI says that all of the officers killed were male, while 47 of them were white, two were black, and two were Asian.

In 29 of these cases, the suspect was charged with murder; in 19 cases, the killer is dead; and in three cases, the homicide is being investigated as capital murder of a law enforcement officer


Anonymous said...

NOw how does that rank compared to other occupations? Are police the only people maimed or injured?

That's like comparing 3000 deaths on 9/11 to 400,000 deaths by gun on American soil since the terrorist attack.

55 is not bad. Not bad at all.

Trigger said...

When law enforcement stand in the way of a felon completing his crime or getting away with his crime then the criminal is forced to eliminate the witness or obstacle that threatens his criminal agenda. If one cop dies in this way, then it's too many as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

I would think more convenience store clerks are killed by standing in the way of a felonious criminal agenda than police.

Anonymous said...

Yet note that the police killed 1,029 people in 2014, with a few weeks of the year yet to go when the data was reported and more than 5,000 since 9/11. Many of these civilians killed were not armed and were not guilty of any crime.