Police Statistics

Line of Duty Deaths: 1 every 52 hours

Suicides: At least 1 law enforcement suicide every 17 hours. LE Suicides can occur anywhere, regardless of the size or geographical location of the department. We lose three times as many officers to suicide as we do line-of-duty deaths…

Divorce: The average “seasoned” officer has been married at least twice.

Longevity: The average rookie officer will leave the profession within six years.

The average officer who retires after 20 years will die within six years after retiring. 

95% of officers involved in deadly shootings will leave the job within five years if proper intervention is not made

Posted on November 13, 2015 .