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    Law Enforcement Facts

    Law Enforcement Facts (updated 4/3/06)

    There are more than 870,000 sworn law enforcement officers now serving in the United States, which is the highest figure ever. About 11.6 percent of those are female.


    In 2004, there were an estimated 5.2 million violent crimes committed in the United States (according to the National Crime Victimization Survey conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics). The annual number of violent crimes has declined by 57% since 1993.


    Crime fighting has taken its toll. Since the first recorded police death in 1792, there have been more than 17,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Currently, there are 17,535 names engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.


    A total of 1,635 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years, an average of one death every 53.5 hours or 163 per year. There were 155 law enforcement officers killed in 2005.


    On average, more than 56,000 law enforcement officers are assaulted each year, resulting in over 16,000 injuries.


    The 1970s were the deadliest decade in law enforcement history, when a total of 2,260 officers died, or an average of 226 each year. The deadliest year in law enforcement history was 1974, when 275 officers were killed. That figure dropped dramatically in the 1990s, to an average of 159 per year.


    The deadliest day in law enforcement history was September 11, 2001, when 72 officers were killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on America.


    New York City has lost more officers in the line of duty than any other department, with 686 deaths. California has lost 1,401 officers, more than any other state. The state with the fewest deaths is Vermont, with 19.


    There are over 900 federal officers listed on the Memorial, as well as over 400 correctional and over 30 military law enforcement officers.


    There are 210 female officers listed on the Memorial, nine of whom were killed prior to 1970.


    During the past ten years, more officers were killed feloniously on Friday than any other day of the week. The fewest number of felonious fatalities occurred on Sunday. Over the past decade, more officers were killed between 8:01 p.m. and midnight than during any other four-hour period.

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    Wow. Sad figures. Thanks for all you guys do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca
    Over the past decade, more officers were killed between 8:01 p.m. and midnight than during any other four-hour period.
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    I can see why that is. The majority of our most dangerous calls, come in during that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cntryboy0531
    I can see why that is. The majority of our most dangerous calls, come in during that time.
    Also more traffic on the road. This also includes officers killed in traffic accidents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    Also more traffic on the road. This also includes officers killed in traffic accidents.

    True, we have more fatal car accidents during that time than any other. Don't have as many car accidents as during the day, but they are more deadly during those hours.

    Pretty much the same for serious car accident's involving LEO's here as well.

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    All of those are why there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop or a routine call. There is nothing routine that we do on a daily basis. NEVER forget this guys.

    My grandfather use to tell me to keep my ass down and my head even lower, because without your head the rest of your body is no good.
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    Remember who you are, and where you came from. That way you never get a big head.


    May those that lost their lives in 9-11 RIP, for the things you did not many could do. You left so many behind so that you could save so few. For now we stand strong as one, and will not look back till the fight is done. (me)

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    Your grandfather was a very wise man!

 

 

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