Top 10 occupations more dangerous than law enforcement

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has found that 2013 saw the fewest officers killed since 1887.  2013 also had the lowest level of law enforcement fatalities in six decades.

It’s well known that police departments across the country have become increasingly militarized in the last few decades, and that this increase is connected to the War on Drugs.  What may not be as well known is that there are occupations more dangerous than law enforcement.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (number of deaths per 100,000):

  1. Logging workers: 127.8
  2. Fishermen: 117.0
  3. Aircraft pilots: 53.4
  4. Roofers: 40.5
  5. Garbage collectors: 36.8
  6. Electrical power line installation/repair: 29.8
  7. Truck drivers: 22.8
  8. Oil and gas extraction: 21.9
  9. Farmers and ranchers: 21.3
  10. Construction workers: 17.4

Interesting…

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Top 10 occupations more dangerous than law enforcement
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