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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, 2004–2013

Location of fatal firearm wound Total 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of victim officers killed with firearms Total 474 54 50 46 56 35 45 55 63 44 26
Front head 126 10 17 10 18 9 16 11 14 14 7
Rear head 37 6 6 5 3 1 2 3 8 3 0
Side head 70 7 2 5 7 8 5 10 14 7 5
Neck/throat 46 3 5 7 2 5 7 5 3 6 3
Front upper torso/chest 123 19 14 11 19 7 11 15 14 5 8
Rear upper torso/back 22 0 2 3 5 1 1 2 5 3 0
Front lower torso/stomach 23 4 3 2 1 4 1 5 1 2 0
Rear lower torso/back 13 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 2
Front below waist 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Rear below waist 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatal wound location not reported 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 1
Number of victim officers killed with firearms while wearing body armor Total 308 31 30 26 34 29 33 38 46 23 18
Front head 94 5 12 9 15 9 12 7 10 11 4
Rear head 29 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 8 1 0
Side head 54 3 2 3 7 6 5 10 9 4 5
Neck/throat 35 3 3 4 1 4 6 5 2 4 3
Front upper torso/chest 69 11 8 6 7 5 7 7 12 1 5
Rear upper torso/back 9 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 0
Front lower torso/stomach 10 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 0
Rear lower torso/back 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
Front below waist 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rear below waist 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0