Special Report

The Most Dangerous States to Be a Police Officer

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47. New Jersey
> Police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 34 per 100,000 police officers (13 total)
> Accidental police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 11 – 84.6% of total
> Felonious police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 2 – 15.4% of total
> Total police officers in 2021: 38,223

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46. Connecticut
> Police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 40 per 100,000 police officers (3 total)
> Accidental police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 2 – 66.7% of total
> Felonious police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 1 – 33.3% of total
> Total police officers in 2021: 7,557

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45. Rhode Island
> Police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 40 per 100,000 police officers (1 total)
> Accidental police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 1 – 100.0% of total
> Felonious police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 0 – 0.0% of total
> Total police officers in 2021: 2,491

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44. New York
> Police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 57 per 100,000 police officers (33 total)
> Accidental police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 19 – 57.6% of total
> Felonious police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 14 – 42.4% of total
> Total police officers in 2021: 58,388

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43. Oregon
> Police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 64 per 100,000 police officers (4 total)
> Accidental police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 2 – 50.0% of total
> Felonious police officer deaths; 2012-2021: 2 – 50.0% of total
> Total police officers in 2021: 6,286

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