Expanded Homicide Data Table 15

Justifiable Homicide

by Weapon, Private Citizen,1 2008–2012

Year Total Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms,
type not
stated
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
dangerous
weapons
Personal
weapons
2008 265 219 171 13 13 22 35 9 2
2009 266 218 167 9 19 23 30 10 8
2010 285 236 170 8 30 28 33 11 5
2011 270 209 156 13 11 29 49 9 3
2012 310 258 193 20 15 30 35 6 11
  • 1 The killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony, by a private citizen.