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Table 41

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed with Firearms

Location of Fatal Firearm Wound and Number of Victim Officers Wearing Body Armor, 2005–2014

Location of fatal firearm wound Total 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of victim officers killed with firearms Total 466 50 46 56 35 45 55 63 44 26 46
Front head 129 17 10 18 9 16 11 14 14 7 13
Rear head 33 6 5 3 1 2 3 8 3 0 2
Side head 72 2 5 7 8 5 10 14 7 5 9
Neck/throat 49 5 7 2 5 7 5 3 7 3 5
Front upper torso/chest 110 14 11 19 7 11 15 14 5 8 6
Rear upper torso/back 27 2 3 5 1 1 2 5 3 0 5
Front lower torso/stomach 23 3 2 1 4 1 5 1 2 0 4
Rear lower torso/back 10 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 2 0
Front below waist 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rear below waist 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatal wound location not reported 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 2
Number of victim officers killed with firearms while wearing body armor Total 313 30 26 34 29 33 38 46 24 18 35
Front head 100 12 9 15 9 12 7 10 11 4 11
Rear head 26 4 3 2 1 2 3 8 1 0 2
Side head 60 2 3 7 6 5 10 9 4 5 9
Neck/throat 36 3 4 1 4 6 5 2 5 3 3
Front upper torso/chest 63 8 6 7 5 7 7 12 1 5 5
Rear upper torso/back 13 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 4
Front lower torso/stomach 9 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 0
Rear lower torso/back 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Front below waist 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rear below waist 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatal wound location not reported 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1