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Table 38

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed with Firearms

Location of Fatal Firearm Wound and Number of Victim Officers Wearing Body Armor, 2001–2010

Location of fatal firearm wound Total 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Number of victim officers
killed with firearms
Total 498 61 51 45 54 50 46 56 35 45 55
Front head 141 27 14 9 10 17 10 18 9 16 11
Rear head 42 3 8 5 6 6 5 3 1 2 3
Side head 62 4 7 7 7 2 5 7 8 5 10
Neck/throat 45 3 3 5 3 5 7 2 5 7 5
Front upper torso/chest 136 16 12 12 19 14 11 19 7 11 15
Rear upper torso/back 21 3 1 3 0 2 3 5 1 1 2
Front lower torso/stomach 31 5 3 3 4 3 2 1 4 1 5
Rear lower torso/back 9 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 2
Front below waist 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
Rear below waist 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatal wound location not reported 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Number of victim officers
killed with firearms
while wearing body armor
Total 324 38 34 31 31 30 26 34 29 33 38
Front head 108 21 12 6 5 12 9 15 9 12 7
Rear head 29 1 5 3 5 4 3 2 1 2 3
Side head 47 2 4 5 3 2 3 7 6 5 10
Neck/throat 36 3 3 4 3 3 4 1 4 6 5
Front upper torso/chest 72 9 4 8 11 8 6 7 5 7 7
Rear upper torso/back 7 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
Front lower torso/stomach 15 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 3
Rear lower torso/back 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
Front below waist 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rear below waist 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0