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Table 27

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Type of Weapon, 2002–2011

Type of weapon Total 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of victim officers 543 56 52 57 55 48 58 41 48 56 72
Total firearms 500 51 45 54 50 46 56 35 45 55 63
Handgun 366 38 34 36 42 36 39 25 28 38 50
Rifle 95 10 10 13 3 8 8 6 15 15 7
Shotgun 38 3 1 5 5 2 8 4 2 2 6
Type of firearm not reported 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Knife or other cutting instrument 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bomb 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Blunt instrument 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Personal weapons 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Vehicle 35 4 6 2 5 2 2 4 3 1 6
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0