Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2017 Line of Duty Death Infograph

In 2017, a total of 135 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  We've created a visual representation of the details of those LODDs in order to promote a better understanding of the how, where, and why of line of duty deaths.

Some takeaways:
  • 135 officers died across the country: 126 of those officers were male, 9 female
  • 55% of LODDs were felonious
  • Seven incidents nationwide resulted in multiple line of duty deaths
  • The leading cause of line of duty deaths is auto-related incidents
Please feel free to share this infograph in order to increase awareness of line of duty deaths in the United States.

A downloadable .PDF of this infograph will be available soon - watch the ODMP site.