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Expanded Homicide Data Table 15

Justifiable Homicide

by Weapon, Private Citizen,1 2011–2015

Year Total Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms,
type not
stated
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
dangerous
weapons
Personal
weapons
2011 270 209 156 13 11 29 49 9 3
2012 315 263 198 20 15 30 35 6 11
2013 286 227 174 6 11 36 35 13 11
2014 277 231 181 10 11 29 35 2 9
2015 328 268 215 8 13 32 37 9 14
  • 1 The killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony, by a private citizen.