Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2005

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Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2005


According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, 55 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty last year, 67 died in accidents while performing their official functions, and 57,546 suffered assaults while on duty. The 55 felonious line-of-duty deaths, a decrease of 2 from 2004, took place during 53 separate incidents and occurred in 24 states and Puerto Rico. The average victim was 37 years old with 10 years of law enforcement service. Fifty-four of the slain officers were male, 47 were Caucasian, and 8 were African-American.

Fifteen were murdered during traffic pursuits or stops; 8 while handling arrest situations; 8 during ambush incidents; 7 while answering disturbance calls; 7 during investigations of suspicious persons; 4 while pursuing investigative activities, such as surveillance; 3 while in tactical situations (e.g., high-risk entry); 2 while handling mentally deranged persons; and 1 while maintaining custody of a prisoner for transport. Offenders used firearms to kill 50 of the 55 officers. Of the 50 victims, 42 were slain with handguns, 5 with shotguns, and 3 with rifles. …

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