How many nypd officers have been killed in the line of duty?
It's difficult to provide a precise answer, as most people who enter law enforcement leave before they complete a full career of 20 years or more. That said, the odds of an American law enforcement officer dying in the line of duty in any given year is about 1 in 5000. There are roughly 800,000 law enforcement officers in the United States. In 2010, 165 were killed in the line of duty; in 2011, 166.
In any given year, about 150 law enforcement officers die in the line of duty form all causes, ranging from criminal assault to heart attacks while working. There are about 800,000 law enforcement officers in the United States. Using these figures, roughly 0.02% of law enforcement officers die in the line of duty each year, or about 1 in 5000. Keep in mind these are estimated numbers--the actual figures vary from year to year.
British police officers killed in the line of duty since 1900. Thousands of police officers in Britain are believed to have died during the course of their duties, but this includes only those who were killed as a direct result of a crime or while attempting to prevent, stop or solve a specific criminal act. This omits those who died in more common or regular circumstances, such as in road traffic accidents or air raids…