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Table 35

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed with Firearms

Location of Fatal Firearm Wound and Number of Victim Officers Wearing Body Armor, 2006–2015

Location of fatal firearm wound Total 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of victim officers killed with firearms Total 454 46 56 35 45 55 63 44 26 46 38
Front head 123 10 18 9 16 11 14 14 7 14 10
Rear head 32 5 3 1 2 3 8 3 0 2 5
Side head 72 5 7 8 5 10 14 7 5 9 2
Neck/throat 47 7 2 5 7 5 3 7 3 5 3
Front upper torso/chest 103 11 19 7 11 15 14 5 8 6 7
Rear upper torso/back 27 3 5 1 1 2 5 3 0 5 2
Front lower torso/stomach 22 2 1 4 1 5 1 2 0 4 2
Rear lower torso/back 10 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1
Front below waist 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Rear below waist 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatal wound location not reported 12 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 4
Number of victim officers killed with firearms while wearing body armor Total 311 26 34 29 33 38 46 24 18 36 27
Front head 97 9 15 9 12 7 10 11 4 12 8
Rear head 26 3 2 1 2 3 8 1 0 2 4
Side head 59 3 7 6 5 10 9 4 5 9 1
Neck/throat 36 4 1 4 6 5 2 5 3 3 3
Front upper torso/chest 59 6 7 5 7 7 12 1 5 5 4
Rear upper torso/back 15 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 4 2
Front lower torso/stomach 9 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 1
Rear lower torso/back 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
Front below waist 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Rear below waist 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatal wound location not reported 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1