Private Security Fatalities Comparable to Police Fatalities

By Carlton Purvis

The Stats

Injuries and assaults saw a 17 percent increase over 2011.

There were 112 on-duty deaths.

103 killed were male; nine were female.

The media age of those killed was 46 years old; the youngest was 19.

The top three places officers were killed were: nightclubs, residential areas, and retail centers.

The top three places officers were assaulted were: retail centers, nightclubs, and hospitals.

Top three causes of death were gunshots (65), trauma (14), and stabbing (9).

There were four on-duty confirmed suicides.

POI will release a full report with detailed accounts of incidents later this month.

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