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Table 27

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Type of Weapon, 2003–2012

Type of weapon Total 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Number of victim officers 535 52 57 55 48 58 41 48 56 72 48
Total firearms 493 45 54 50 46 56 35 45 55 63 44
Handgun 360 34 36 42 36 39 25 28 38 50 32
Rifle 92 10 13 3 8 8 6 15 15 7 7
Shotgun 38 1 5 5 2 8 4 2 2 6 3
Type of firearm not reported 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Knife or other cutting instrument 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Bomb 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Blunt instrument 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Personal weapons 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Vehicle 33 6 2 5 2 2 4 3 1 6 2
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0