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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, 2007–2016

Location of fatal firearm wound Total 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of victim officers killed with firearms Total 470 56 35 45 55 63 44 26 46 38 62
Front head 129 18 9 16 11 14 14 7 14 10 16
Rear head 32 3 1 2 3 8 3 0 2 7 3
Side head 73 7 8 5 10 14 7 5 9 2 6
Neck/throat 44 2 5 7 5 3 7 3 5 4 3
Front upper torso/chest 107 19 7 11 15 14 5 8 6 8 14
Rear upper torso/back 27 5 1 1 2 5 3 0 5 2 3
Front lower torso/stomach 23 1 4 1 5 1 2 0 4 2 3
Rear lower torso/back 11 1 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 2
Front below waist 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Rear below waist 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatal wound location not reported 18 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 10
Number of victim officers killed with firearms while wearing body armor Total 332 34 29 33 38 46 24 18 36 27 47
Front head 102 15 9 12 7 10 11 4 12 8 14
Rear head 25 2 1 2 3 8 1 0 2 4 2
Side head 62 7 6 5 10 9 4 5 9 1 6
Neck/throat 35 1 4 6 5 2 5 3 3 3 3
Front upper torso/chest 62 7 5 7 7 12 1 5 5 5 8
Rear upper torso/back 15 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 4 2 1
Front lower torso/stomach 11 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 2
Rear lower torso/back 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
Front below waist 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Rear below waist 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatal wound location not reported 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7