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Analyzing Law Enforcement Deaths: What’s Missing from These Statistics?

By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

In the past decade, 1,553 law enforcement officers died in reported duty deaths. That is an average of one duty death every 58 hours or an average of 150 duty deaths per year.

How can departments analyze this data to help them determine and implement strategies to attempt to reduce the number of duty deaths?

Addressing Mental Wellness and Police Suicides: A Lifelong Commitment

By Leischen Stelter

A new report issued in January found that suicide was once again the leading cause of police deaths in 2012. However, the good news is that police suicides fell considerably in 2012.

The National Study of Police Suicides (NSOPS) reported that 126 police officers were killed by their own hand, down 14 percent from 143 suicides in 2009 (the last time this survey was conducted).