Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Juristat Article on Police Officers Murdered in the Line of Duty

Juristat, a publication of the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, has just published an article entitled Police officers murdered in the line of duty, 1961 to 2009.

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.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:43 pm

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