FBI Report on LEOs Killed in the Line of Duty

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a report on law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, including data on felonious deaths from 2022. The FBI continuously releases this data through the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program. The program’s statistics provide information which law enforcement can use to protect officers and prevent future incidents. LEOKA adheres to a general set of law enforcement officer criteria when gathering data.

According to the report, the number of law enforcement officers who were feloniously killed in the year 2022 totaled 59. This indicates a decline from the previous year’s figure of 73 officers who lost their lives due to criminal acts. Fifty-eight law enforcement officers were killed accidentally in 2022 while performing their duties. Officers killed in 2022 had an average age of 39. At the time of the fatal incidents, each officer had served an average of seven years. Of the 59 officers feloniously killed, six were killed in unprovoked attacks. Forty-nine officers were killed by firearms, three by offenders using vehicles used as weapons, and eight by use of personal weapons (fists, hands, feet, etc.). 

The data can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/54dhfvss