US police fatalities haven’t been this low since the Eisenhower administration

Over at Quartz, I crunched some numbers on US law enforcement fatalities: 

However, much like the claims of a supposedly more unsafe America that have circulated throughout the RNC, the idea that there is a swelling “war on police” buckles under available data. In examining the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s fatality numbers—which combine federal, local, and correctional officers—the total deaths of law enforcement officers over the past few years are at their lowest figures since the Eisenhower administration:

... But it’s not simply that there have been fewer overall law enforcement fatalities under the Obama administration than at any point since Eisenhower. Rates of annual law enforcement fatalities since 2013 (as a portion of the broader American population) have come in lower than any stretch since 1900: