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Table 18

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Use of Weapon(s) During Incident by the Victim Officer, Assisting Officers, and Offenders, 2006–2015

Victim officer Total 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of victim officers Total 491 48 58 41 48 56 72 49 27 51 41
Average number of rounds fired by victim officers 1.3 1.6 0.7 1.8 0.8 1.9 2.0 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.7
Average number of victim officer's rounds that struck offender(s) 1.3 2.3 0.5 0.9 1.5 1.2 0.8 1.5 0.7 4.0 0.7
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officers 9.0 6.5 7.8 5.3 10.4 7.3 11.1 9.3 3.3 14.3 9.5
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 6.6 9.0 7.7 7.7 3.9 4.5 5.2 10.0 5.3 5.8 6.3
Number of victim officers who fired own weapon Total 103 11 11 11 12 17 18 6 6 5 6
Average number of rounds fired by victim officers 7.3 7.4 4.4 7.0 4.1 7.1 9.7 6.0 5.8 9.6 11.2
Average number of victim officer's rounds that struck offender(s) 1.3 2.3 0.5 0.9 1.5 1.2 0.8 1.5 0.7 4.0 0.7
Percent hit rate of victim officer's rounds striking offender(s) 18.7 33.3 7.5 12.9 50.0 19.4 6.2 40.0 13.3 41.7 6.0
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officers 5.8 5.0 4.8 6.4 3.6 3.2 7.4 14.7 2.7 2.5 2.0
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 8.4 20.8 2.6 7.1 4.0 6.7 9.5 8.2 6.7 4.4 10.0
Number of victim officers who attempted to (but did not) use own weapon Total 73 7 17 4 9 7 10 2 3 8 6
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officers 10.1 4.5 9.0 11.3 14.2 12.4 6.7 0.0 1.0 15.2 7.6
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 8.4 3.2 14.8 33.0 7.6 3.3 2.4 2.0 2.3 9.3 3.4
Number of victim officers who did not use and did not attempt to use own weapon Total 259 22 25 14 18 20 43 38 18 36 25
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officers 8.9 8.3 9.0 5.0 4.5 8.0 12.8 7.2 3.9 13.8 3.8
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 6.4 11.7 5.0 4.5 4.1 4.2 4.6 10.5 5.6 4.6 6.2
Number of victim officers who did not use own weapon, but attempt to use own weapon information was not reported Total 48 6 4 12 8 12 0 1 0 2 3
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officers2 8.0 2.0 5.5 1.2 15.2 4.8 0.0 0.0 41.0
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s)2 4.2 3.5 3.0 3.2 3.3 4.0 0.0 0.0 15.0
Number of victim officers in which victim officer's use of weapon was not reported Total 8 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1
  • NOTE: When calculating the averages presented in this table, the FBI's Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Program used all available data for each incident. For example, in a specific incident, if the number of rounds fired by the victim officer is known, but the number of rounds fired by the offender is not known, the known number was included in the calculation for the average number of rounds fired by victim officers.
  • 1To prevent skewing published statistics, data for one 2013 incident was excluded when calculating averages for that year.
  • 2For 2012 and 2015, number of rounds data were not available for inclusion in these averages.