Violence against Police is unlike anything seen before According to FBI Director Christopher Wray
An unsettling 73 police officers lost in 2021...
According to FBI Director Christopher Wray, murders of police officers have risen 59% in 2021. The total murder rate rose 29% last year and the United States lost 73 police officers in 2021. An interesting statistic as the world begins to re-open during the recovery from the Covid Pandemic.
"Violence against law enforcement in this country is one of the biggest phenomena that I think doesn't get enough attention. Some of it is tied to the violent crime problem as a whole. But one of the phenomena that we saw in the last year is that an alarming percentage of the 73 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year were killed through things like being ambushed or shot while out on patrol. ... Wearing the badge shouldn't make you a target.
We're seeing more and more juveniles committing violent crime, and that's certainly an issue. We're seeing a certain amount of gun trafficking, interstate gun trafficking. That's part of it. And we're seeing an alarming frequency of some of the worst of the worst getting back out on the streets"
Wray said and added the statistic of officers being murdered at the rate of nearly “one every five days.”
In April, the National Fraternal Order of Police announced that cases of officers being shot had spiked 43% in 2022 alone. The police Union stated that 101 police officers had been shot in 2022 as of April 1.
"We are in the midst of a real crisis. The violence directed at law enforcement officers is unlike anything I’ve seen in my 36 years of law enforcement. Last year was one of the most dangerous years for law enforcement, with more officers shot in the line of duty since the National Fraternal Order of Police began recording this data."
National FOP President Patrick Yoes
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