On Monday, the FBI released their annual report on law enforcement killings in 2014. The statistics reported by the FBI are broken down into officers feloniously killed, officers accidentally killed, officers assaulted, and federal officers killed and assaulted.
According to the report, 96 law enforcement officers were killed while performing their job. This was a 26 percent increase from 2013, which saw 76 law enforcement officers killed while on the job. Of the 96 officers that were killed in 2014, 51 of those deaths came as a result of a criminal committing a felony. This was an 88 percent increase from 2013, which saw 27 law enforcement officers killed under the same set of circumstances. No female law enforcement officers in 2014 were killed under these parameters. The number of law enforcement officers whose death was ruled accidental was down from 49 in 2013 to 45 in 2014, an eight percent decrease.