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Expanded Homicide Data Table 15

Justifiable Homicide

by Weapon, Private Citizen,1 2007–2011

Year Total Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms,
type not
stated
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
dangerous
weapons
Personal
weapons
2007 257 202 161 8 21 12 37 8 10
2008 265 219 171 13 13 22 35 9 2
2009 266 218 167 9 19 23 30 10 8
2010 285 236 170 8 30 28 33 11 5
2011 260 201 153 12 10 26 46 9 4
  • 1 The killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony, by a private citizen.