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Table 27

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Type of Weapon, 2001–2010

Type of weapon Total 20011 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Number of victim officers 541 70 56 52 57 55 48 58 41 48 56
Total firearms 498 61 51 45 54 50 46 56 35 45 55
Handgun 362 46 38 34 36 42 36 39 25 28 38
Rifle 99 11 10 10 13 3 8 8 6 15 15
Shotgun 36 4 3 1 5 5 2 8 4 2 2
Type of firearm not reported 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Knife or other cutting instrument 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bomb 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Blunt instrument 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Personal weapons 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vehicle 36 7 4 6 2 5 2 2 4 3 1
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 1The deaths of the 72 law enforcement officers that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.