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Expanded Homicide Data Table 5

Justifiable Homicide

by Weapon, Law Enforcement,1 2012–2016

Year Total Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms,
type not
stated
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
dangerous
weapons
Personal
weapons
2012 426 423 339 38 7 39 0 3 0
2013 471 467 334 46 9 78 0 3 1
2014 453 451 331 45 4 71 1 1 0
2015 459 458 315 43 7 93 0 1 0
2016 435 429 312 51 5 61 0 5 1
  • 1 The killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty.