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12x more people work a higher risk job than police

 

12x more people with higher risk jobs than police

Looking at Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data from 2007, we see that there are 12 times more workers than police officers, with a higher fatality risk than police (21.8 per 100k workers).  Top fatality rates go to fishers (111.8 per 100k), loggers (88.1 per 100k), and pilots (70.7 per 100k).  Garbage collectors are also at higher risk of death, with 22.8 deaths per 100k workers.

Here is the CSV file with source data for the chart.