Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection (LESDC)
The Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection (LESDC) Act aims to help agencies better understand and prevent suicides among current and former law enforcement officers, corrections employees, 911 operators, judges, and prosecutors.
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program manages this data collection, known as the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection. As with other UCR data collections, submitting this data to the collection is voluntary.
The FBI will collect the following information for each current or former law enforcement officer who attempts or dies by suicide, including:
- Circumstances and events that occurred before each suicide or attempted suicide
- General location
- Demographic information
- Occupational category
- Method used in each suicide or attempted suicide
Timeline for Reporting
- January 1, 2022: The collection opened for data submissions. Designated law enforcement officials can submit data through the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP). Data submitted by law enforcement agencies will not include any information that directly identifies any law enforcement officer.
- Mid-2022: The first Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection report will be published. The reports will not contain any information that directly identifies any law enforcement officer.