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by Peter Moskos

February 22, 2011

Police shooting deaths

This year, nationwide, 15 officers have been killed by gunfire (out of 30 total line-of-duty deaths). This puts us on pace to expect 105 officers to be shot and killed in 2011. Compare this with 59 firearms deaths in 2010, 47 in 2009, 40 in 2008, and 66 in 2007. Is this a trend? It's not clear. Maybe 2009 and 2008 were unusually low. Maybe, hopefully, the rest of 2011 will be much safer.


Cleanville Tziabatz said...
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PCM said...

And once again, you seem to have no relevant or respectful point.

Cleanville Tziabatz said...

Talking about friendly fire deaths is not disrespectful, especially when the subject at hand is counting up the deaths, as it is on this post. And, of course, it is relevant, because every friendly fire death (once it is admitted) can be studied to make police officers safer in the long run, which. Not sure why you have some kind of issue with friendly fire deaths being mentioned, but you ought to get over yourself on that. The worst thing of all is when friendly fire deaths are covered up, which is bad because the wrong lessons are learned.