Juristat Article on Police Officers Murdered in the Line of Duty
Among the highlights:
- Since 1961, Canada has seen 133 police officers murdered in the line of duty, all but four of whom were men
- Homicides against police officers occurred most often during a robbery investigation, accounting for almost one-quarter of all killings
- Nine in ten police officers were shot to death, most of whom were not wearing a protective vest
- All but five homicides against police officers since 1961 have been solved.