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May 10, 2017

This is one of those rare instances when zero is a perfect score: According to the 2015 Uniform Crime Report, no New Jersey police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2015, the most recent year for which data was available.

Unfortunately, not all the statistics were as good: There were 1,735 police officers assaulted in 2015, a decrease of 3 percent compared with 2014. Of the officers assaulted, 31 percent (541) sustained an injury. Physical force, such as by hands, fists and feet, was used in 89 percent (1,540) of all assaults.

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