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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, 2007–2016

Victim officer Total 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of victim officers Total 509 58 41 48 56 72 49 27 51 41 66
Average number of rounds fired by victim officers 1.3 0.7 1.8 0.8 1.9 2.0 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.7 1.3
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s) 1 10.0 8.0 5.2 9.7 7.3 11.2 9.3 3.3 14.3 9.5 15.4
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 6.7 7.7 7.7 3.9 4.5 5.2 10.0 6.5 5.8 6.7 9.1
Number of victim officers who fired own weapon Total 106 11 11 12 17 18 6 6 5 6 14
Average number of rounds fired by victim officers who fired own weapon 7.1 4.4 7.0 4.1 7.1 9.7 6.0 5.8 9.6 11.2 6.1
Average number of victim officer's rounds that struck offender(s) 1.0 0.5 0.9 1.5 1.2 0.8 1.5 0.7 4.0 0.7 0.3
Percent hit rate of victim officer's rounds striking offender(s) 14.6 7.5 12.9 50.0 19.4 6.2 40.0 13.3 41.7 6.0 1.3
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s) 6.0 6.0 6.4 3.6 3.2 7.4 14.7 2.7 2.5 2.0 6.0
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 6.6 2.6 7.1 4.0 6.7 9.4 8.2 6.7 4.4 10.0 5.2
Number of victim officers who attempted to (but did not) use own weapon Total 77 17 4 9 7 10 2 3 8 6 11
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s) 2 14.1 9.0 11.3 14.2 12.4 6.7 1.0 15.2 7.6 40.0
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 9.6 14.8 33.0 7.6 3.3 2.4 2.0 2.3 9.3 3.4 13.5
Number of victim officers who did not use and did not attempt to use own weapon Total 270 25 14 18 20 43 38 18 36 25 33
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s) 1 10.5 9.0 5.0 4.5 8.0 12.8 7.2 3.9 13.8 3.8 19.8
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 6.5 5.0 4.5 4.1 4.2 4.6 10.5 7.3 4.6 6.7 10.0
Number of victim officers who did not use own weapon, but attempt to use own weapon information was not reported Total 46 4 12 8 12 0 1 0 2 3 4
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s) 2 8.1 5.5 1.2 15.2 4.8 0.0 0.0 41.0 0.0
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 2 4.4 3.0 3.2 3.2 4.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 5.0
Number of victim officers in which victim officer's use of weapon was not reported Total 10 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 4
  • 1To prevent skewing published statistics, data for one 2013 incident was excluded when calculating average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s).
  • 2For 2012 and 2015, number of rounds data were not available for inclusion in these averages.
  • 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.