Ninety-three percent of homicides of U. S. law enforcement officers result from firearms

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While occupational homicides continue to decline in the U.S., law enforcement remains one of the deadliest jobs in America. A new study documents that 93 percent of homicides of law enforcement officers between 1996 and 2010 were committed with firearms. Among those homicides, 10 percent were committed using the officer’s own service weapon. The findings could help develop new procedures to reduce risk to officers.

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