- Traffic-related fatalities were the leading cause of law enforcement deaths in 2017. There were 47 traffic-related incidents in 2017, compared to 54 last year.
- Forty-four officers were shot and killed in 2017 compared to 66 in 2016, a 33 percent decrease.
- Deaths due to causes other than firearms- or traffic-related incidents rose by 61 percent compared to 2016, with 37 officers deaths in various incidents. Seven officers were beaten to death in 2017, compared to two in 2016. Five officers drowned in 2017.
Preliminary 2017 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report has been released by the National Law Enforcement Memorial.
NIJ Report: Human Trafficking Organizations and Facilitators: A Detailed Profile and Interviews With Convicted Traffickers in the United States
NIJ has made available the following final technical report Title: Human Trafficking Organizations and Facilitators: A Detailed Profile and Interviews With Convicted Traffickers in the United States
The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
I came across this significant study of the incarceration boom starting int he 1980s. Large document (444 pages) but a very complete study and a good reference. Probably not something most law enforcement would find that interesting. I posted it here primarily for my own reference convenience.
The number of homicides in big U.S. cities increased by 10.8 percent between 2015 and 2016. These increases were much larger than was typical of yearly homicide fluctuations over the past several decades.
A new NIJ-funded paper considers two explanations of the homicide rise as guides for future research: (1) expansion in illicit drug markets brought about by the heroin and synthetic opioid epidemic and (2) widely referenced “Ferguson effects” resulting in de-policing, compromised police legitimacy, or both.
Read the report to learn more about these hypotheses and recommendations for future research into this issue.
Criminal Victimization, 2016 BJS Report
Percent of victimizations reported to police:
Full report (PDF 750K)
The Kansas Revisor has now posted the 2017 Revised Kansas Statutes on their website at: http://www.ksrevisor.org/ksa.html
Direct links to the KSA Chapters we commonly use are:
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