FBI, This Week: Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2017 Statistics Released


May 10, 2018

According to recently released FBI statistics, 93 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2017, 46 of them feloniously.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: Ninety-three law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2017.

Forty-six of the officers were feloniously killed—which means their lives were taken as a direct result of the actions of a subject.

These statistics are included in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report of 2017.

Deputy Assistant Director Rainer Drolshagen says unlike years past, the FBI released part of the report ahead of Police Week.

Rainer Drolshagen: ... to recognize the officers that lost their lives during these events as well as to celebrate their lives for protecting the American people.

Halpern: Preliminary numbers for 2018 are trending upward.

As of May 1, 27 law enforcement officers have been feloniously killed in the line of duty this year—that’s a 93 percent increase when compared to the same time period last year.

The full report will be available later this year.

To see the statistics, visit www.fbi.gov

With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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