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Table 28

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Type of Weapon, 2007–2016

Type of weapon Total 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of victim officers 509 58 41 48 56 72 49 27 51 41 66
Total firearms 470 56 35 45 55 63 44 26 46 38 62
Handgun 331 39 25 28 38 50 34 18 33 29 37
Rifle 104 8 6 15 15 7 7 5 10 7 24
Shotgun 33 8 4 2 2 6 3 3 3 1 1
Type of firearm not reported 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Knife or other cutting instrument 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bomb 2 0 2 0 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 2 2 0 1 0 0
Vehicle 30 2 4 3 1 6 2 1 4 3 4
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 166 19 12 21 20 24 6 8 15 16 25