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Table 28

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Type of Weapon, 2006–2015

Type of weapon Total 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of victim officers 491 48 58 41 48 56 72 49 27 51 41
Total firearms 454 46 56 35 45 55 63 44 26 46 38
Handgun 330 36 39 25 28 38 50 34 18 33 29
Rifle 88 8 8 6 15 15 7 7 5 10 7
Shotgun 34 2 8 4 2 2 6 3 3 3 1
Type of firearm not reported 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Knife or other cutting instrument 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Bomb 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blunt instrument 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Personal weapons 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0
Vehicle 28 2 2 4 3 1 6 2 1 4 3
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of victim officers who had prior knowledge that a weapon might be involved in the incident 156 15 19 12 21 20 24 6 8 15 16