List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States, 2012

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In the table below are links to lists of people killed by law enforcement officers in 2012, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method. The listing documents the occurrence of a death, making no implications regarding either wrongdoing or justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. Killings are arranged by date of incident which caused death. Different death dates are, if known, noted in the description.

The lists below are incomplete; the annual average number of justifiable homicides alone is estimated to be near 400.[1]

Total number of killings in 2012 by law enforcement officers in the United States: 596.

Number of killings by month in 2012 by law enforcement officers in the United States: January(31), February(27), March(21), April(41), May(39), June(65), July(92), August(90), September(66), October(47), November(40), December(37).

For lists of killings from other years, see List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States.

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  1. ^ Johnson, Kevin (Oct 15, 2008). "FBI: Justifiable homicides at highest in more than a decade". USA Today.