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Table 38

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed with Firearms

Location of Fatal Firearm Wound and Number of Victim Officers Wearing Body Armor, 2003–2012

Location of fatal firearm wound Total 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Number of victim officers killed with firearms Total 493 45 54 50 46 56 35 45 55 63 44
Front head 128 9 10 17 10 18 9 16 11 14 14
Rear head 42 5 6 6 5 3 1 2 3 8 3
Side head 72 7 7 2 5 7 8 5 10 14 7
Neck/throat 48 5 3 5 7 2 5 7 5 3 6
Front upper torso/chest 127 12 19 14 11 19 7 11 15 14 5
Rear upper torso/back 25 3 0 2 3 5 1 1 2 5 3
Front lower torso/stomach 26 3 4 3 2 1 4 1 5 1 2
Rear lower torso/back 11 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 1
Front below waist 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Rear below waist 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatal wound location not reported 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3
Number of victim officers killed with firearms while wearing body armor Total 321 31 31 30 26 34 29 33 38 46 23
Front head 96 6 5 12 9 15 9 12 7 10 11
Rear head 32 3 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 8 1
Side head 54 5 3 2 3 7 6 5 10 9 4
Neck/throat 36 4 3 3 4 1 4 6 5 2 4
Front upper torso/chest 72 8 11 8 6 7 5 7 7 12 1
Rear upper torso/back 10 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 1
Front lower torso/stomach 13 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 1
Rear lower torso/back 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
Front below waist 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rear below waist 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0