Line-of-duty officer deaths decreased almost 40% in 2023 – ABC News

New statistics released Thursday show law enforcement line-of-duty deaths decreased by 40% in 2023, including a sharp decrease in those shot and killed, according to a report from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

NLEOMF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that tracks law enforcement related statistics.

As of Dec. 31, 2023, 136 federal, state and local law enforcement officers died in the line of duty compared to 224 officers in 2022.

Forty-seven officers were shot and killed in the line of duty in 2023. That represents a 25% decrease compared to the 63 officers who were shot and killed in 2022.

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