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Expanded Homicide Data Table 6

Justifiable Homicide

by Weapon, Private Citizen,1 2012–2016

Year Total Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms,
type not
stated
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
dangerous
weapons
Personal
weapons
2012 270 209 156 13 11 29 49 9 3
2013 315 263 198 20 15 30 35 6 11
2014 286 227 174 6 11 36 35 13 11
2015 338 272 219 8 13 32 41 10 15
2016 331 276 197 12 10 57 34 7 14
  • 1 The killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony, by a private citizen.