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Table 114

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted and Injured with Firearms While Wearing Body Armor

Point of Entry for Torso Wounds, 2012–2016

Point of entry Total 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of victim officers assaulted and injured with firearms while wearing body armor and receiving torso wounds 121 27 28 23 22 21
Entered between side panels of vest 5 2 0 1 0 2
Entered through armhole or shoulder area of vest 15 3 2 4 5 1
Entered above vest (collarbone area, etc.) 9 3 3 0 2 1
Entered below vest (abdominal or lower back area) 25 6 7 6 0 6
Penetrated through vest (round more powerful than vest's capabilities/specifications) 3 2 0 0 0 1
Penetrated through vest (body armor failure) 1 0 1 0 0 0
Not reported 63 11 15 12 15 10
  • NOTE: Assault with injury data in this table reflects only a subset of those incidents reported to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program. For more information in reference to this data collection, see Detailed Assault Data.