99 People Killed by Police So Far in 2015, No Officers Killed: Reports

February 4, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

Two reports, which deal with police deaths and officer-involved shootings, are saying that zero officers were killed since 2015 began, while approximately 99 people were shot and killed by officers.

The Officer Down Memorial Page says that 13 officers were died in the “line of duty” since the start of 2015, but the deaths were mostly due to accidents and three were via heart attack. None were killed by suspects.

According to the website:

Line of Duty Deaths: 13
Automobile accident: 5
Heart attack: 3
Struck by vehicle: 2
9/11 related illness: 1
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Vehicle pursuit: 1

At the same time, the website Killed by Police said that at least 91 people were killed in January. About eight others were killed in February.

The numbers listed on both websites should not be considered official by any means. They merely compile numbers from reports.

According to TheFreeThoughtProject, “At least 1,106 people were killed in 2014, a number which calls into question the integrity of the FBI’s previous estimate of around 400 per year.”

“Unlike the independent logging done by Killed By Police, the FBI collects their statistics only from reports voluntarily given to them by law enforcement agencies. Only around 750 agencies, or 4 percent, out of 17,000 law enforcement entities across the United States offered this data to the FBI.”